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The Red Horse Rider: Death By The Millions

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

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These four horsemen are clearly riders of the ultimate judgments on this earth.

Their actions begin at the moment of their release, but judgment continues for the entire seven years. The four together show the perfect whole of God’s righteous judgment. The Red horse rider is the rider of death, inescapable death. It could not have been said more plainly than the words of the Holy Spirit by Paul the apostle, “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23)

Some of the most horrible pictures I have viewed during my years of research have been pictures of mass death. These pictures are magnified beyond bearing when we see mass graves where the burial is totally impersonal and without any honor or respect. We understand the necessity of this in extreme cases where disease and the level of calamity leave no other choice. Major earthquakes, hurricanes, or tsunamis can easily leave no other options.

In the “Great Tribulation” that our world is on the verge of experiencing, nothing in human history will compare. The Lord Jesus tried to prepare us for this dark time of His judgment. The world just does not want to believe that such a horrible time could possibly occur. When we live day by day with so many benefits and comforts, such thoughts usually anger people. The reason God’s Holy Spirit warns us about changing or disbelieving the Bible is this very fact: every word of Holy Scripture is perfect and watched over by the Holy Ghost and will perfectly be fulfilled.

Here are the actual words of our Lord: “When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains: Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house: Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes. And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day: For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.” (Matthew 24:15-22) These are words you cannot question.

As you study Revelation chapter six and see these truths, remember this text and the source of this event. “And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see.” (Revelation 6:3) The great person opening these seals is the Eternal Son of God. It was this mighty Lamb of God that could approach the Father on His throne and take the “Seven Sealed Book.” Heaven and the total cosmos had been searched for a person worthy to approach the Eternal Throne and the Sovereign Heavenly Father. Jesus Christ the crucified Lamb was the single person found worthy. His worth was His kinship as the Father’s “Only Begotten Son.”

Now please stop a moment and you will understand why the devil has pulled out all the stops to attack the Son of God. The holy view the world has toward Jesus Christ has to be depleted. When you see the part that our Lord must direct in the “Great Tribulation,” it is clear that He is in Satan’s crossfire. The Father does everything by perfect judicial order. The Father and His Son are “just” and all the future events fit perfectly with His unquestionable order.

Watch the vision that John had of the preparation for these seals to be opened. “And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals. And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof? And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon. And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon. And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof. And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth. And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne. And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints.” (Revelation 5:1-8) I shared the entire text because so many of you have never read the Book of Revelation.

The opening of these first four seals is not a cheap matter. It is so grand and prophetic that it defies comprehension unless you look with spiritual eyes. The great cherubim that are called “beasts” in chapter five are now heard to say, “Come and see.” The Son of God our eternal redeemer opens the seals and the great angelic cherubim cries for all to look, “Come and see.” Now you can almost see in the future as this occurs and the world is trembling beyond understanding. In verse one of this chapter, as the White Horse Rider went forth, the voice of the great angel was like thunder. I believe that will be true with all four declarations.

The picture of this Red Horse Rider is awesome. “And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.” (Revelation 6:4) His first action is to remove every expression of peace from the total earth. There will never be another sweet night of bodily rest until this seven year period is finished. Every street will be a place of warfare. Every home will be a sad place of fear. We are talking about a mad world of complete anarchy. Justice between nations will vanish. Police will of necessity act and perform their duties without mercy for anyone.

It is not possible to understand this level of death that will fill the news channels. We see in Scripture that at least two thirds of the earth’s population will die during these seven years. If we figure 4,500,000,000 (4.5 billion) deaths, then that means approximately 650,000,000 (six hundred & fifty million) each year. That will necessitate about 1,780,000 (1.78 million) people dying everyday for the entire seven years. Can you imagine the need to bury 1.78 million people every day, plus the normal deaths, for the entire seven years? This number is an average and could easily be many times that on any given day.

All of these deaths by violence, war, natural disasters, and the antiChrist armies of destruction will each be a catastrophe. It will be impossible for the normal methods of burial to occur. Great pits will be dug by bulldozers and the dead bulldozed into the graves. No doubt the authorities will dig great pits and announce the ultimatum to drop off the dead at these locations. There will be no choice but to cast your loved ones, children, or adults right into these places of mass burial.

This is morbid for me to handle. Millions of these will be families that knew the truth but were too busy with their love for the world to surrender to a Godly life with Christ as Lord. There is clearly a multitude that dies at the hand of the antiChrist and will be buried with the unbelievers. We see them crying out for God’s wrath on their enemies in the same chapter. Their death will be so cruel as to invoke a great sense of injustice.

Listen to the cry of the murdered believers that have repented and turned wholly to Christ. “And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.” (Revelation 6:9-11) You see from this that many more believers were yet to be slaughtered.

You do not have to be here for this horrible time. The great company of the saints that are watching and waiting will be gone when the seals are opened. The blood washed virgins with oil in their vessels will be raptured. This spectacular event could happen before you read these words. If it has not taken place, find yourself an altar and discover the purifying grace of the cross. Only the blood and the great grace of mercy can prepare you to go. It is not your good works or even your clean life. It is the purifying powers of His death on the cross. The grace of God is not for the dead, it is for the living. Come to Jesus now.

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The White Horse Rider: Judgment Against The Defiling Of The Sacred

Saturday, February 8th, 2014


Nothing is more sacred to the Father and His Son than the following four truths.

The antiChrist and his deceived world are bent on defiling those things God loves the most:

1. The Lord Jesus Himself

2. The Bible, His Truth

3. The Church, His Body

4. The Home and Family

The saints of God are soon going to inherit this earth and rule it with a rod of iron. “The earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof.” (I Corinthians 10:26) Remember, the second stanza of their song in chapter five “And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign – rule – be in total authority – on the earth.” (Revelation 5:10) Satan has been the god of this world for six thousand years and has consistently turned the fruitful valleys into deserts and wildernesses. Wherever Satan has authority and dark evil deeds have been allowed, the entire culture slowly turns into a cesspool. “The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.” (Psalm 9:17) We see it occurring right now all across our nation and in most of the world. Homosexuality and lesbianism is being championed by the media and the entertainment industry. Much of the church world is like “dumb dogs, they cannot bark.” (Isaiah 56:10) But, it is almost over for the devil and his crowd.

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Revelation chapter six is the prophetic story of the beginning of the end for the evil reign of Satan and his horde of spirits and evil mankind. It’s incredibly sad that most of the world had rather serve the world’s god than the Creator God. The whole world system is quickly becoming evil to the core and set against everything that centers in Jesus Christ. The term “god” is becoming a world phenomenon, while the name “Jesus” is utterly rejected and squashed. Most of the church world is adopting the new theology of the One-World Church, which is being called by many names, such as “sinner-sensitive” or “the emerging church” and other names. They believe that if you commit to not unsettle the sinner, then they will be delighted to become Christians. It’s the new easy way to hell; and it’s exactly what Jesus said would reign in the last days before He returns to evict the devil from his stolen post as the “god of this world.”

It’s almost impossible to believe that the church world could be so theologically dumb and ignorant of truth. The Book of Revelation has been rejected as to its prophetic values and its chronological picture of the end. You cannot read this book literally and take it literally as our Lord Jesus Christ intended without being overwhelmed with its perfect beauty of what is either occurring or about to occur. Every evil act and every lifestyle contrary to the Holy Bible is about to be judged by the exact standard of holy truth. Every religious person that refuses to live a godly, set-apart life according to the whole Word of God will be brokenhearted at the revelation of the coming judgment of the church. The Scripture declares that “judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?” (I Peter 4:17) The compromise of Biblical Holiness is the greatest tragedy ever to occur in the House of God. It will damn an overwhelming multitude of church souls.

Satan’s Eviction

The devil is truly on his last rampage. Once the great celebration of Revelation chapter five is finished, it will be time to begin the opening of the seven-sealed book. This book contains the title deed of this earth and the process of its redemption out of the hands of the interloper named Lucifer. Satan’s six-thousand-year reign of terror is about to end, and he will be evicted from his falsely acquired kingdom. The process of this eviction is extremely thorough and nothing of his evil designs and deceptions will remain. As Daniel prophesied, “And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.” (Daniel 2:44) The Son of God, seen as a Lamb slain, has earned the perfect judicial right to direct the process, and His elders, the glorified raptured saints, will share the glory of His victory. “And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see. And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.” (Rev 6:1-2)

The champion of this grand finale is the Lamb of God. His death was more than a sacrifice to cleanse our personal sins; it was the complete sacrifice to redeem this universe and to evict the devil out of God’s total kingdom. It was the end of the devil. Satan has been out on bail since that very moment, and His saints have been gathering evidence to put him away forever. Now, the process begins. Jesus opens the first seal and we hear a “noise of thunder” as one of the Cherubim/beasts says, “Come and see.” These four Cherubim, called beasts in our King James Bible, have been evident in Scripture all the way back to Genesis chapter three. They are God’s keepers of holiness in the earth, so any activity of God’s righteousness relating to this earth must include their activity. These Cherubim will be manifest on this earth during the entire process of evicting Lucifer and cleansing this earth.

Immediately a “white horse” appears and begins his ride through the earth. Throughout Scripture, “four horses” have been the conveyors of judgment in this earth. They ride together when the Creator God is sending forth His powers to recompense evil and bring it to task. The rider of this white horse has a “bow and a crown” and he goes forth “conquering and to conquer.” Many see him as the antiChrist, but I see him as representing the going forth of righteousness to judge and to disquiet every work of evil. It certainly can include the releasing of antiChrist activities because the Lamb of God and His servants of Cherubim and saints or elders will orchestrate every detail of this seven-year period, and Satan can do nothing except by God’s design and plan.

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“Conquering and to conquer” suggests that Satan’s reign of terror is coming to an end. God is doing the conquering, not the devil. The going forth of judgment is a judgment of wickedness and evil and the conquering of the dark forces that represent Satan’s army of evil powers and spirits. These four horses are intimately connected, and nothing can be said of one without fitting the pattern of all four. They are intimately connected and related to each other as a whole. It’s all part of the mighty right hand of the Great Judge bringing redemption from wickedness to this universe. “And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see. And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.” (Revelation 6:3-4)

Now, we hear the second Cherubim crying out as thunder, “Come and see.” There is something stupendous about their cry, “Come and see.” It certainly suggests a series of events in the earth that demand attention. This is not entertainment; this is judgment. The process shows that this period will escalate as it continues. Hour-by-hour the earth will grow darker and the judgment will increase as human pain and sorrow explodes. The whole period of seven years will be a full and total judgment of cleansing.

The second horse is the color of red, the color being a symbol of death and deep convulsions of excruciating pain. This horde has power to take peace from the earth and to stir men’s hearts toward a dark desire to destroy. We see this destructive culture developing presently but only in its early stages. The mass murdering by worldwide terrorism is just a beginning. Their god is the source of direction for their terror. We have no better proof that false gods are demons that are already showing the coming terror of the future. The theme of this second seal appears as “a great sword” in the earth.

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The Four Horsemen And God’s Judgment

Saturday, February 1st, 2014

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Breathtaking Storms Are Gathering! The World Is About To Tremble. The Judgment of the wicked cannot be far in the future.

We have a political party in America that has become the “Homosexual Party.” Every presidential candidate in that party has endorsed the “Sodomy Agenda.” Same-sex marriage has practically been made a constitutional mandate by our activist Supreme Court. Using precedents set by the United Nations and European Union, six of our nine justices voted to strike down the “Sodomy Law” of Texas.

Judgment against these members of our Supreme Court is certain. America is the world’s last hope for civility and common sense or at least, once was. The Sovereign God, Whom we love and serve, will not forsake the righteous and Godly citizens in this nation. If we are courageous enough to make a stand, He is faithful to defend our Biblical position. There is a point in every culture, civilization, or age when the cup of God’s indignation is full. When that happens, and only He knows the time, the wrath of God will be manifest. Our God never judges the righteous with the wicked. He is absolute, just, and holy, and no act of His hand can be seen as malicious and mean.

The Bible says that when men or women are reproved and reproved and reproved and only become hardened, that sudden judgment is inescapable. America needs a wake-up call that we failed to hear on 9/11/2001. There are tens of thousands of Godly men and women in this nation and the hand of our faithful God will vindicate us. The Holy Ghost said, “He, that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.” (Proverbs 29:1) God will not be mocked. He is intimately involved with His universe, and it is His universe. “For the earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof.” (I Corinthians 10:26)

The Standards of God’s Coming Judgment

God never acts maliciously. He is not vindictive, neither does He act to get even or to pay back those that disobey His commands. His actions of judgment are rooted in His holy character and are redemptive towards His world and His kingdom. He judges to cleanse and protect instead of judging to vindicate. Often ungodly men have accused our God of vengeance and maliciousness, but He is not guilty. His world, which is also our world, would disintegrate into a filthy quagmire were it not for His actions of judgment. He judges sin to return civility to His and our world.

His action is determined by the “cup of sin” when it is filled to an unbearable level. He always allows sin to fill its own cup and when the cup is full, He searches among the guilty to be certain that the righteous are not unduly judged with the wicked. His acts are always that of a loving Father, who acts perfectly just. Let’s visit Abraham and listen to his conversation with God. First, listen as God talks to Abraham. “And the LORD said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous. I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come unto me; and if not, I will know. And the men turned their faces from thence, and went toward Sodom: but Abraham stood yet before the LORD.” (Genesis 18:20-22)

Then, Abraham responded to God. “And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked? Peradventure there be fifty righteous within the city: wilt thou also destroy and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that are therein? That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from thee: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?” (Genesis 18:23-25) As the conversation continued, Abraham pursues God to reconsider by reducing the number of righteous persons needed to save Sodom and Gomorrah from swift destruction. What a picture of the Father’s compassion and willingness to prevent judgment if possible. Yet, when it was clear that the cup of filth had prevailed, nothing could stay the hand of God.

When the cup is full, when His indignation is without mixture or when the righteous and those in authority become so wimpy and compromised that they will not take a stand, His judgment is manifest. When God uses the term, “without mixture,” He means, “when wickedness is coddled by those in authority or by the religious.” America is perilously close to this sad state of mind. Look at what Jesus gave John to write in the last book of Holy Scripture. “The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb.” (Revelation 14:10)

“Judgment to the line” is another standard of this coming judgment. Slowly the church of America has been reduced in its Biblical concepts to believe the Bible is relative and debatable. Our nation’s conscience used to be strong in Judeo-Christian absolutes. If the Bible said it, we believed that settled it. This truth is one of the casualties of this apostate time. Everything about God is so fluid and changing that no real conviction guides most of our ministries and preaching or our living. This will change when judgment begins.

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The Bible is infallible and pure. Every commandment and truth will play a part in the Day of Judgment. Look at this breathtaking statement by the Holy Ghost of God. “Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place. And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it.” (Isaiah 28:17-18)

Our God is not pernicious. Judgment will not vary by one’s position in this life or his/her standing in political or religious circles. It will be exact and pure by the Word of God and the field will be level before the Judgment Seat of Christ and the White Throne Judgment.

There will be no place to hide. Most sins are undiscovered to us in our present world. Many people hide their carelessness for years and go unnoticed by those outside their intimate circles. That is soon to end. The Bible is full of warnings about hiding one’s sins. Solomon taught us, “He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.” (Proverbs 28:13) Jesus warned us, “For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known. Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.” (Luke 12:2-3)

Another important standard of judgment deals with the idea that says, “For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required.” (Luke 12:48) Those in the church who have every privilege to know the truth will be judged first and more severely. The American church is playing with fire by our careless treatment of truth. Our political world would not be such a mess if the church had not already become so filled with compromisers and self-serving religionists. The Bible says, “For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?” (I Peter 4:17)

When people that know what the Bible says, or those that should know but are too busy with themselves, trifle with His truth, they are going to pay the price. This lack of accountability to the message of Scripture is why the church in America is filled with people that live just like the world. How can the church speak effectively to the holocaust of abortion when the percentage of abortions is the same in the church as in the world? It’s all insanity and the judgment of God is about to sort out the compromisers and truth rejecters.

The Time of God’s Judgment

No one has the right to set the day that judgment at its final level will begin. Already there are signs of judgment as the whole world is shaped by Biblical prophecies given by His prophets thousands of years ago. It is impossible for the current alignment of nations to have occurred without the Hand of God. To watch our soldiers march up through the ancient land of the Garden of Eden right through Ancient Babylon into Baghdad and up to Ancient Ninevah (Mosul) made my spirit dance with joy. The world is shaping up for finalities as our God has proclaimed by His servants.

There are several clear indications of coming judgment. The weather patterns are a small matter but clearly described in Scripture. Jesus said, “And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.” (Luke 21:25-27) The media has started using the term “wicked weather.” It amazed me the first time I heard them use that analogy. Peter used language that was extremely descriptive. “But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?” (II Peter 3:10-12)

As the weather continues to develop in erratic patterns, all of us will soon get the message. The earth is running down. Sin has left a scourge over this planet. The blood of millions of babies’ cries from the ground, and God is listening. Do not forget it, God is listening.

The Lord Jesus gave us a powerful indication of the “End Times.” He said, “But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For 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, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” (Matthew 24:36-39)

If we use this description of the end and take the whole picture from Genesis of Noah’s day, the picture is overwhelming. We have surpassed the evil that Scripture declared characterizing Noah’s day, and yet we continue as though we think God is not looking. Open your eyes, my friends.

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“When Jerusalem is under siege,” we are warned that the end is at hand. Watching the peace process in Israel is a lesson in Biblical theology. Zechariah prophesied over 2,500 years ago exactly what is occurring right now. He said, “Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem. And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it. In that day, saith the LORD, I will smite every horse with astonishment, and his rider with madness: and I will open mine eyes upon the house of Judah, and will smite every horse of the people with blindness.” (Zechariah 12:2-4)

What is happening in the Middle East is perfect Biblical fulfillment. As long as Jerusalem and Israel were the center of attention in the Middle East, time was on hold. As soon as Iraq, where Babylon is located, was ushered into the mix, then the picture became complete. The whole balance of nations is on a Biblical timetable, which is impossible to ignore. Nothing sets the clock on the wall of time more clearly than what is happening in the Middle East. That clock is on a race to midnight.

When the wicked are blind, arrogant, and totally oblivious to judgment, it’s a sign of impending judgment. Nothing speaks of judgment more than when men laugh at judgment. When the angels came to Sodom and Gomorrah to prepare for judgment, the godless crowd tried to break down the door at Lot’s home. These sodomites were ready to rape angels in their belligerence and rage. Angry wicked people always explode in their godlessness as the judgment hangs in the balance. Their rage is usually the force that tips the balance and then God acts.

David wrote eloquently of this day in which we live. He declared the deliverance of the righteous and the connecting judgment of the wicked. Judgment always embodies both elements. God never judges the righteous with the wicked and He always reserves His deliverance of the righteous for the day when He prepares to judge the wicked. Let’s hear this prophet of the past, “And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.” “But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.” “Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.” (Daniel 12:1, 12:4, 12:10) Our world is sitting on ready.

All The World Will Recognize The True God

Finally, all arguments will end in the debate on who is the true God. Today, anyone that is so narrow as to believe that the God of the Holy Bible is the only true God is viewed by the world as a bigot. The politically correct view is to worship a smorgasbord of gods. Our children that are protected from the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, are being taught about the many gods of many cultures. The entertainment world teaches our youth to be entertained by demons, spirits, and occultic ideas. Biblical words and thoughts are integrated with satanic ideas just to denigrate truth.

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The Bible is powerful to warn us that the true God will soon be evident to all. Isaiah proclaimed, “For when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.” (Isaiah 26:9b)

When this earth is reeling and rocking by the hands of judgment, there will be no atheists. They won’t pray to the moon god or Allah or Krishna. The wickedest of men will cry out to the eternal God revealed to the Jews and now known by Jesus Christ, His only begotten Son. “And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?” (Revelation 6:13-17)

Conclusion

The world is about to tremble. Judgment hangs in the balance and the next wicked event could tip the scales. God does not judge the sinner, but He judges the sin. Anyone can escape today by repenting. The moment you turn from sin to the cleansing power of His shed blood, you will escape the coming holocaust of unspeakable sorrows. Our God never rejoices in the sorrows of judgment. We are forbidden to rejoice when the wicked are judged of their sins. God said He would turn their judgments back if His people rejoiced. “Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth, and let not thine heart be glad when he stumbleth: Lest the LORD see it, and it displease him, and he turn away his wrath from him.” (Proverbs 24:17-18) He is a Heavenly Father with great mercy to the sinners, but holy and pure and cannot allow sin to continue. “…Prepare to meet thy God…” (Amos 4:12)

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New Jerusalem Descending From Heaven

Saturday, January 25th, 2014


When the Father is speaking, the entire world must listen.

He starts with, “Behold, I make all things new.” That settles the entire debate about a new heaven and a new earth. The Father created everything
that exists except Himself and His Divine Godhead. He does not replace heaven and earth, but makes them new. That could not be more exact. He commanded John to write, because these are His words, and they cannot be altered. After at least six thousand years of putting up with the devil and his destruction of everything beautiful, the Father lets us know that it is over. Everything is going to be beautiful beyond measure again. Hallelujah!

The Father does not end it with a new world. He affirms that indeed He is not just the Creator that He calls the “Beginning,” but He is also the “Finisher.” He will conclude the whole finality of His universe. His unalterable plan is to satisfy the needs and desires of His created world and He promises that we will drink from the “fountain of the water of life freely.” There is a powerful meaning in this promise. The very source of life is the fountain, and it will be the joy of all creation forever. There is no question but that He speaks of His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. The life that we are going to inherit is eternal, complete, full, and divine. It flows from our Redeemer; and it will satisfy the spirit, soul, and our new body with endless joys and delights.

He immediately gives us another great promise. He tells us that we “shall inherit all things.” The entire new heaven, new earth, New Jerusalem, and all that goes with this New World is going to be ours. Notice that He adds that great phrase, “he that overcometh,” again. This word, overcometh, is in the Book of Revelation eight times. “To Him that overcometh” forever destroys the cheap theology of this generation. This cheap theology says, “just believe,” and then offers no Biblical truth about responsibility and judgment accountability. It has done irrefutable damage to God’s church, and payday will be heartbreaking to those that have carelessly believed such theology of cheap Christianity. Only the overcomers will inherit eternal life, and Christ has made overcoming a work of His marvelous grace and sanctification.

Now, the Father Himself clearly shows the end results of careless living. All of these words are character words that He declares will condemn you in this awesome day of no excuses. “The fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars” is a list that appears as much like most churches as it does the world. The Blood of Jesus Christ does not cover unconfessed and unforsaken sins, regardless of how pious and religious an individual. This crowd of sinners will spend eternity in the Lake of Fire.

“And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb’s wife. And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal; And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel: On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates. And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.” (Revelation 21:9-14)

John had received the last words before verse nine from the Father, Who was seated on His throne. Now, he receives it from one of the angels of the temple. This angel is one of the seven that had the seven last plagues. Those plagues will be history when we come to this moment in the fulfillment of this prophecy. This angel is now taking John on a tour of the future city of New Jerusalem. He calls the city, “the bride, and the Lamb’s wife.” This is beautiful language to describe a city that is part of our inhabitance because it is the nuptial chamber, the eternal dwelling place of Christ and His Queen. It was created to be personal, so perfect in its splendor that the city and Bride are named as one.

John had to be transported “in the spirit” to be capable of viewing this marvelous sight. Flesh and blood cannot endure the transcending glory as this created city represents. We are not just speaking of gold, pearls, precious stones, and other earthly materials; but of the glory and majesty of His consuming likeness. The city is called “holy” because He recreates Himself into every inch of this towering place. It is actually a temple that is filled with His presence. Because it is seen descending, could we suggest that it is even now on a carefully designed course toward planet earth? As I just stated, the city is a great temple of His glory and His light. It glistens with a glory or splendor that can only be called His Presence. The brilliance of this great city will lighten the universe and no additional light will ever be needed.

The New Jerusalem is the Son’s gift to His Bride. After He brings His Bride into the city, He proceeds to exalt His Father to be with Him and His Bride and to be their God.

The great walls of this city will probably be translucent, allowing the city’s beauty to shine without or allowing those dwelling outside to see within. The twelve gates carved from pearls will be the most beautiful gates of eternity. They never close, but stand as a welcome to the saved of the earth to enjoy and delight themselves with God’s glory within. A great angel will be God’s porter at each gate; and the gates will bear the names of the twelve tribes of Israel, with each gate having a different name. I would imagine that the children of Israel would use the gates to enter and visit the city that bears their tribal names. These gates are perfectly placed with three gates on each side. The foundations of the city are named after the twelve apostles. “And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof. And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal. And he measured the wall thereof, an hundred and forty and four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of the angel. And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass. And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald; The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst. And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass.” (Revelation 21:15-21)

Without argument, this city is too priceless to value. It is fitting that an angel of the heavenly temple is chosen to measure and give John this walking view of this city of His Bride. As one of those seven angels of the temple, this angel knows every detail of this new temple. This City of New Jerusalem is a temple itself and will be united with the eternal temple from heaven. This is God’s gift to the new heaven and new earth and to His Son’s Bride. This description is just an earthly explanation of an indescribable city. The temple angel measures the city in John’s presence. The golden reed suggests that these measurements are an eternal matter.

The city is a foursquare city. The width is exactly the same on all four sides and the height is equal. Twelve thousand furlongs is fifteen hundred miles. To imagine a city that is fifteen hundred miles square and fifteen hundred miles high that is surrounded by jasper walls is breathtaking. The highest mountain in the world is less than six miles high (Mount Everest – 29,035 feet) and the highest in America is less than four miles high (Mount McKinley – 20,320 feet). We are speaking of a city so massive that our minds can only imagine its grandeur. The city of New Jerusalem is 7,920,000 feet high compared to Mount Everest at 29,035 feet. This comparison makes Mount Everest appear to be nothing but a molehill.

The total wealth of this entire earth does not hold a light to the wealth of this new city. The gold that has been mined and minted during human history is minute compared to the gold in this city. It would not be enough to pave the streets of one level of this city and this will be a city of twelve foundations or levels. Each level will be one hundred and twenty-five miles high or 657,700 feet, over twenty-two times higher than Mount Everest. The height of the walls on each level is 144 cubits or approximately 226 feet. These walls are not provided to keep the glorified saints in or out. Nothing is more beautiful than the present massive stone walls of present day Jerusalem. These stone walls have a golden hue appearance as they are beautifully lit at night or in the sunshine. But the walls of New Jerusalem will be primarily wrought of jasper stone. Jasper is a dark green semi-translucent to opaque form of semi-precious chalcedony. Its beauty is rare. It is readily comparable to a fine polish and has the physical properties of those of quartz. No one would think of building city walls out of jasper in our present world. The expense would be totally prohibitive to the richest person but certainly not to our Father. The entire walled structure of this city, all twelve levels, will be jasper and pure gold. It appears that the outside formation of these walls is jasper, with the interior of the walls being pure gold.

The foundations at each level are one hundred and forty-four cubits, which is approximately 226 feet high. These foundations are then garnished with twelve manners of precious stones. The first foundation is garnished with jasper on jasper. We can certainly expect that the garnishing jasper will be of a different shade as the jasper wall, which comprises the wall’s structure. There are different colors of jasper depending on the location where it is mined. The second level will be garnished with sapphire stones. The color of a pure sapphire is sky blue; using it to garnish the jasper will be extraordinary. The third level will be chalcedony, which can be any color of the rainbow from pale blue to yellow, brown, or gray. The fourth level will be garnished with emeralds. The finest emeralds are more valuable than diamonds; they are magnificent gems of the most beautiful green color.

The stone used to garnish the fifth foundation is sardonyx or onyx. This stone varies in color; it may be translucent or opaque and is often striped. The sixth stone used for garnishment is sardius, possibly the red variety that is highly polishable and extremely beautiful. The seventh level is garnished with chrysolite, which is a form of topaz of Tarshish. The garnishment of the eighth level is beryl, which is actually colorless, but reflects a great variety of colors depending on foreign substances it contains. It is indeed a precious stone. The ninth garnishing stone on the ninth level of this city is topaz, which is called by some, the “gem of the setting sun.” Sometimes, it is said to be the color of gold or peach. The tenth level is chrysoprasus, which is called the apple and is a light green variety of agate. It is a very rare stone.

The eleventh foundation of this magnificent city is jacinth. The jacinth is a red variety of zircon, which is found in square prisms of different shades. The last of the twelve levels is garnished with amethyst. This is a royal purple and a fitting crown for the city. Imagine the crown of this city of transparent purple quartz that is decorating the jasper translucent walls with the gold within reflecting throughout the foursquare city.

Beautify all of this with gates of pearl, each gate one pearl carved into form to be twelve matching gates into the city. Each gate will be fifteen hundred miles high. Glowing through each gate will be streets of pure gold. It is hard to imagine the beauty of a solid pearl gate set on the walls of this city. This city reflects the creative masterpiece of a Groom full of love for His eternal Bride. “And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it. And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.” (Revelation 21:22-23)

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The Future Of The Bride Is Breathtaking; Do Not Lose Your Crown

Saturday, January 18th, 2014


The full picture of the Laodicean church is now visible and embraces almost all the Christian church world.

The faith of Jesus Christ has been reduced to a mere shadow of its Biblical counterpart. It is neither cold nor hot; it is rich and increased with goods and has need of nothing, but cannot tell its sheer poverty and emptiness. The church world has lost its way. It will be spewed into the Great Tribulation at any moment.

There is still a remnant of the true church that refuses to compromise the Biblical message. To them there is only one basis for truth and lifestyle. The infallible Word of God is their pope and they will follow no other. The Holy Bible has always been a “paper pope” to the true believer. (This term was given to the faithful in derision and persecution and I embrace it gladly.) Jesus is at the Father’s Hand, ready to come for His Bride and those who go with Him will not be represented as a mixed multitude. They will be ready because He is Lord and His written Word is King in their life.

The Philadelphian Church

First, let’s look at the Philadelphian Church. This church is represented as existing before the Laodicean Church, but continuing simultaneously. The Philadelphian Church has always had a counterpart since Pentecost, but was predominate during most of the late eighteenth century, the nineteenth century and early twentieth century. It was a church of evangelism, separation and Lordship living. Men and women, like Charles Finney, D.L. Moody, Hudson Taylor and many others, called the church world to a Biblical standard. Millions heard the gospel and many walked in holiness before God. The Philadelphian Church is presently near extinction.

Look at the text. “And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth; I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name. Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee. Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown. Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.” (Revelation 3:7-13)

This church as always has been undefeated by the world until the world itself moves inside. The Lord has plainly said that He alone opened and closed the door for the Philadelphian Church. I believe that this church is representative of the Rapture ready Bride. There are several things evident in this church.

• It is the remnant church that will witness the Rapture of the chosen to the presence of Jesus Christ. “Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth… Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.” (Revelation 3:10;11)

• This church will continue in its remnant form until the conclusion of the church period. It cannot be stopped from completing its task. “I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.” (Revelation 3:8)

• It is a church living on the edge of time. (Revelation 3:8 above.)

• Rank heresy will exist simultaneously with the Holy and prepared Bride and the true Church until she is caught away with the Lord. Then the lukewarm crowd will bow to confess her failure and honor the church of Jesus Christ which she persecuted. “Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.” (Revelation 3:9)

• The true church (Philadelphian Church) will be raptured before the Great Tribulation, while the Laodicean Church will go into the tribulation and will be required to die as martyrs. The Laodicean Church will make up the bulk of the Tribulation saints in Revelation 7:9-17.

• There is no place in the New Testament for a worldly rich church. The difference between the true church and the Laodicean church is seen in the early Acts church ( “Silver and gold have I none” [Acts 3:6] ) and our present mega/social church mentality.

Will Every Saved Person Receive a Crown?

The answer is no. The Holy Scripture clearly presents one class of Christians who will receive a crown from the Lord Jesus Christ. If you will read Revelation chapters 4 and 7 you will see two distinct groups of individuals. The first group (chapter 4) is the Bride of Christ. They will receive a crown which they will cast in worship at His feet. Notice these verses: “And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold…The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying, Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.” (Revelation 4:4, 10-11)

Now, look at Revelation chapter seven, “After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands… And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.” (Revelation 7:9, 14-15)

They receive no crown, but they do have palms in their hands with which they worship and praise the Lord. These are tribulation saints who missed the Rapture, but proceeded to wash their robes in the blood of the Lamb. It is clear that this crowd will be much larger than the Bride in chapter 4. In fact the first saints that were called Elders after their rapture were numbered, but the Tribulation Saints are called a multitude after they are caught up out of great sorrow.

Many churches are now preaching that the Church will go through either all or part of the Tribulation. While their method and message is presented contrary to Scripture, it may be good that they are preparing their people. These churches are so worldly and unbiblical that they certainly have no chance of being part of the Bride and missing the Tribulation. There will be a multitude of such church people that will repent as soon as the Rapture has occurred and will then die for their faith.

The Hope of a Crown

This unique class (Rapture Ready) of saints is the honored of the Lord from every generation of professing believers. If the Bible promises “rewards” and it does, then the greatest reward of all is to be a part of His Bride. For this Bride, He is preparing a city called New Jerusalem. This city is even called the Bride because it is her eternal dwelling place. In Revelation 21:2 John said, “And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband…” This city is the unique creation of our Lord Jesus Christ for His faithful martyrs and uncompromising servants. Every saint in this beloved company has earned the right by their Godly and uncompromising life.

But notice that all the saved, in fact most of the saved, do not dwell in the city, but rather walk in the glory and light it reflects. “And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it. And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof. And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it. And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there. And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it.” (Revelation 21:22-26)

The greater number of believers are going to be saved “as by fire” but shall receive no inheritance in this city and will have no crowns to wear for eternity. Paul warned believers of this fact. “For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is. If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.” (I Corinthians 3: 11-15)

The crown, which His Bride is going to wear, is reserved for those who are faithful unto death. To even suggest that this crown is for every believer, fire-baptized and lukewarm, dedicated and slothful, obedient and disobedient, on the same basis defies every truth in Scripture. The fact that some will be saved by fire is clearly established, but to put them in the same class as faithful who sacrifice all their life for their Lord is contrary to truth (and reason). God is no respecter of persons. “And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man’s work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear.” (I Peter 1:17)

The Lord Jesus Christ Himself promised this crown unto the “faithful unto death.” “Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.” (Revelation 2:10)

Some of His greatest servants have turned away in their old age and lost their crown. I just read of Solomon who allowed his heathen wives to turn his heart until he built temples and high places to their idol gods. Apparently, he died in a backslidden state and lost his crown and even his soul (unless he repented). When Jesus said: “faithful unto death,” He meant “faithful unto death.”

The Apostle Paul was a faithful man who determined to receive a crown at the end of his race. He wrote to Timothy, “But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry. For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.” (II Timothy 4:5-8)

This apostle clearly connects his faithfulness with his assurance of a crown. Notice he said, “Henceforth” (because of), “there is laid up for me a crown.” He mentions, “which the righteous judge shall give me.” It is imperative that the hollow preaching you have heard be weighed clearly with what the Bible states. You will be judged and rewarded by the Word of God, not those fluffy sermons, based on somebody’s opinion.

Apostle Paul clearly identifies those who are going in the Rapture. To the Hebrew Christians he said, “So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.” (Hebrews 9:28) If you are not looking for Him, do not expect to be surprised when He comes. It will all be over before you realized you have missed the grandest event of the present age. Words do not describe how you will feel when you know He has come and you missed your crown. Then, your only hope will be to prepare with your family and be responsible to face a world without God, the mark of the beast, and, most likely, death as a martyr.

The Crown of the Bride

This crown is a diadem. It represents the power to rule or a place of imperial dignity. It is clearly a position of honor and glory at the right hand of Jesus Christ for eternity. It suggests a unique relationship with the Son of God, God the Father, and the Holy Spirit. The world will be ours to rule in righteousness, while New Jerusalem will be our capital city. There are three promises concerning this crown. It will be a crown of righteousness, a crown of life and a crown of glory.

Crown of Righteousness

“Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.” (II Timothy 4:8) This will be an undefilable righteousness. It cannot be reduced or attacked. We will be forever crowned with His righteousness and holiness.

Crown of Life

“Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.” (James 1:12) His eternal life will be our possession. It will be life in its fullness without one moment of depression, gloom, or emptiness. We will live with Him in His sovereign fullness.

Crown of Glory

“And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.” (I Peter 5:4) This aspect of our future crown is indescribable. The glory that exists in the Heaven of our Father or in the Holy of Holies of His presence will encompass us in its fullness. We will share the likeness of His glory and be honored by His angelic host as we rule with Him for eternity. The world will know we are the Bride.

Hold Fast To Your Crown

Jesus said, “Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.” (Revelation 3: 11) You can lose your crown. After many years of faithful Christian living and service to Him, you can lose your crown. He would not have suggested the same as an idle threat. He does not use fear tactics. The Lord Jesus Christ wants you to inherit a crown of glory and to be chosen in His eternal Bride-ship.

To the Galatian church, Paul wrote, “Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth? This persuasion cometh not of him that calleth you. A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.” (Galatians5: 7-9) Why do men go back after running the race with joyfulness? Paul said it was the enemy, not the Lord Himself. You have an enemy of your soul that is determined to persuade you to the contrary of His perfect will. Make no place for him and do not bind to the criticism of the crowd.

Again, Paul wrote to the Hebrews, saying, “Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled; Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright. For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears.” (Hebrews 12: 15-17)

This warning is especially powerful. He charged us with “diligence, lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you…” I doubt there has ever been a Christian believer who was not faced with the challenge to become bitter. The world is not fair. Satan does not use principles or values in his efforts for destruction. We are constantly faced with struggles that we do not understand. Friends forsake us and become sharp enemies. Bitterness can cost you your crown and even your soul.

In this text is the reminder of Esau, who sold his birthright (natural right) for one morsel of meat. Even after repentance, he was denied the inheritance though he sought it with carefulness and tears. Does that not suggest that a person who sells out their birthright may return in repentance and still lose their crown? They certainly would be saved after true repentance, but the loss of a crown is a matter for great concern.

The Holy Scripture plainly states that the gifts and calling of the Lord is without repentance. You cannot reject God’s will for your life by repenting of your disobedience. The Spirit said, “For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.” (Romans 11: 29)

It is heartbreaking to think of the thousands of souls that will spend eternity without a reward because they built their life in a sloppy fashion! While there is only one foundation on which one can build, the responsibility for that life is the individual’s task. Hear how the Holy Spirit spoke this truth. “According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon. For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is.” (I Corinthians 3:10-13)

The church is full of professing Christians who have no inkling of the accountability to which they shall answer. It will be shattering when at “The Judgment Seat” they lose all reward.

Of course, the ultimate sorrow is the millions who believe they can be saved by any kind of professing life or religious conduct. There will be a multitude that will be consigned to eternal hell because they did not experience the “born again” encounter with Jesus Christ. Certainly, that is an even greater loss.

Conclusion

Do not lose your crown! It is already late so there is no time to waste. The calling of God is without repentance. Whatever He gives you to do, do it with all your might. Do not use the excuse that there is nothing you can do. The Bible is full of Christian responsibility. From visiting the poor, the fatherless, the imprisoned, to giving a drink of water to the servants of God; there is an endless list of Biblical duties for the children of the Lord. My unsaved father taught me a little poem that has inspired my life (He was born again before he died).

“If a job is once begun
Never leave it until it’s done,
Be the labourer, great or small,
Do it well or not at all.”
Thanks, Dad!

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The World’s Ship Is Sinking Fast: Same-Sex Marriage

Saturday, January 11th, 2014

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The Marriage Supper of the Lamb

This glorious day of triumph is about to experience a revival of interest.

As good men and women watch the world go to hell right here on earth, the beauty of our Biblical hope will become Heavenly beyond measure. The devil always overplays his hand. Human marriage, when compared to the dark deeds of two men or two women, is beautiful beyond description. Purity is most beautiful when you see it side by side with sodomy.

Raise your thoughts to the next level of marriage where the Lamb of God will take His eternal Bride and enter into the Eternal City of New Jerusalem. The union of the Lord Jesus Christ and His church is the ultimate hope of the redeemed. Satan hates this future event and seeks to imitate it with his harlot bride and her sodomite children. It can only make our hope more beautiful as the world witnesses the whoredom and the arrogance against all that is “holy.”

The Psalmist David caught a peep into this triumph and wrote what his spirit had received. He saw the throne, where the Father sat, he saw the Lamb of God triumphant and descending out of the Ivory Palaces to get His Bride, and he saw the Bride dressed in the glamour of His righteousness. He wrote by the Holy Spirit,

“Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre. Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows. All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia, out of the ivory palaces, whereby they have made thee glad.” “The king’s daughter is all glorious within: her clothing is of wrought gold. She shall be brought unto the king in raiment of needlework: the virgins her companions that follow her shall be brought unto thee. With gladness and rejoicing shall they be brought: they shall enter into the king’s palace.” (Psalm 45:6-8; 45:13-15) This glorious message was almost too much for King David, but he said,

“My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.” (Psalm 45:1) He had already said in an earlier psalm,

“Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope. For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.” (Psalm 16:9-11)

This prophet of God had seen the Marriage Supper and said that his future death was nothing but “rest in hope.” Surely, we that are living on the edge of the Marriage Supper should be elated with “joyous expectation,” even more than David.

John’s Vision of the Marriage Supper

All that is ugly and dark is soon to be judged and burned with fire. The glorious church, redeemed and glorified, shall not miss the coming hour of His glory. Before we hear the text of John, let me share this song of old.

“There be prudent Prophets all,
The Apostles six and six,
The glorious Martyrs in a row,
And Confessors betwixt.
There doth the crew of righteous men
And nations all consist;
Young men and maids that here on earth
Their pleasures did resist.

“The sheep and lambs that hardly ‘scaped
The snare of death and hell,
Triumph in joy eternally,
Whereof no tongue can tell;
And though the glory of each one
Doth differ in degree,
Yet is the joy of all alike
And common certainly.

“There David stands, with harp in hand,
As master of the choir;
A thousand times that men were blessed
That might his music hear.
There Mary sings ‘Magnificat,’
With tunes surpassing sweet;
And all the virgins bear their part,
Singing about her feet.

“‘ Te Deum,’ doth St. Ambrose sing,
St. Austin doth the same;
Old Simeon and Zacharie
Anew their songs inflame.
There Magdalene hath left her moan,
And cheerfully doth sing,
With all blest saints whose harmony
Through every street doth ring.

“And in that holy company
May you and I find place,
Through worth of him who died for us,
And through his glorious grace;
With Cherubim and Seraphim,
And hosts of ransomed men,
To sing our praises to The Lamb,
And add our glad Amen.”
(The Apocalypse, Joseph A. Seiss, p. 432.)

Nothing on this earth can compare with this future glory of Christ’s true church. A worldly church does not even preach about this truth, but a persecuted church certainly will. Jesus Christ, as He was ending His earthly journey gave His disciples a parting promise that He would prepare the wedding chamber and surely return to rescue them and all the ready saints. He said,

“Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.” (John 14:1-3)

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That wedding chamber and city is ready because this same John that penned these words saw the city gleaming in Heavenly “Son” light. This city is ready, the living saints are ready, the angels are ready, the dead in Christ are ready, and we are waiting for the Father to give the word. I certainly know that Jesus Christ is ready and He will soon appear to begin the end.

In his final revelation, John gave us the exact picture of this moment of glory.

“Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints. And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.” (Revelation 19:7-9)

When I have read those words in the past they did not set fire in my heart as they should, but the more I see the false and the abominations of Satan the more I understand those words, “Let us be glad and rejoice…” When you view the location of this Marriage Supper, the exalted host Jesus Christ and the glorified saints of both past and present, it quickly becomes an event like no other in human history. Joseph Seiss spoke of it with these words, “It is Christ in the character of the Lamb, the mighty Goel, formally acknowledging and taking to himself as copartners of his throne, dominion, and glory, all those chosen ones who have been faithful to their betrothal, and appear at last in the spotless and shining apparel of the righteousness of the saints, thenceforward to be with him, reign with him, and share with him in all his grand inheritance, forever.” (The Apocalypse, Joseph A. Seiss, p. 430.)

I believe this event of the Marriage of the Lamb is the first visit into the twelve-tiered city with the gates of pearl.
“Ten thousand times ten thousands in sparkling raiment’s bright, The armies of the ransomed saints throng up the steps of light.
“Tis finished, all is finished, their fight with death and sin. Fling open wide the pearly gates and let the victors in.” (Unknown)

When we enter this magnificent city, where the Lamb is the Light and enter together with the saints of all ages into the banquet chamber prepared just for this event, words would fail if it were not for our glorified bodies. The praise and glory that fills the air will be so heavenly and so blessed that angels will cease their singing to listen with rapt attention. As saint after saint hears Him, the Eternal Christ and Bridegroom, pass out the eternal rewards and appoint His redeemed to the cities of the earth, honor will fill the Bridal Chamber. At the appointed time the only Begotten Son, now robed in the glory of His Father, which He laid aside to visit Calvary and make His offering for sin, will serve the cup of communion.

He promised to His disciples before they watched the cruel hand of death wreck His sacred body and before He left to take His place at the Father’s right hand that, “But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.” (Matthew 26:29) It is fitting that this promise will be kept at the Marriage Celebration because this is when the Father’s Kingdom will be inaugurated and set in motion. Can you imagine taking communion at the hands of the Testator as the Testament is fulfilled to the letter?

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Conclusion

This world system is in the throes of its final death. Immoral conduct has sunk to the bottom rung of human depravity. Satan is preparing for his last rampage, but the saints of God are trusting in the promises that cannot fail. Same-sex marriage is the last dregs in the cup of wrath. You cannot stoop lower than to blaspheme the sacrament of marriage and the Bridegroom of His Eternal Bride. Our God is watching and is about to act. Isaiah, the statesmen prophet, spoke of our day.

“And judgment is turned away backward, and justice standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter. Yea, truth faileth; and he that departeth from evil maketh himself a prey: and the LORD saw it, and it displeased him that there was no judgment.” “According to their deeds, accordingly he will repay, fury to his adversaries, recompence to his enemies; to the islands he will repay recompence. So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him. And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that turn from transgression in Jacob, saith the LORD.” (Isaiah 59:14-15; 59:18-20) God the Father is watching. He knows all and at the precise moment, the End will begin.

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Transgender Children and the Absolute Bible

Saturday, January 4th, 2014


Children are the dearest part of the families of this world.

The Son of God exalted children by saying “But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein.” (Luke 18: 16-17) The vilest idea I can imagine is to make the sodomy life the normal for children before there is any possibility of such a choice on their part. This has got to be the sickest thing possible in our decadent world. The mindless idea of a young child being labeled a transgender person is the latest liberal concept of the homosexual agenda.

Nothing makes little children and the promises of God more beautiful than Satan’s drive to defile and debauch them. Everything in God’s world, and especially His plans for the Biblical future, has been attacked by the devil. That’s what the devil is, an imitator and substitute showman that belittles the breathtaking beauty of human life and especially the future of the Kingdom of God. Satan’s drive to portray himself as God has never produced one thing but proof that he is a “god,” the idiot god, clearly headed for defeat. Same-sex immorality, and especially same-sex marriage, is Satan’s darkest imitation. Lucifer has always reserved his grandest schemes to try to defile God’s greatest glory.

The Marriage Supper of the Lamb is the pinnacle of the Church’s future. The saints of God that have paid the ultimate price in sacrifice and abandonment to Christ’s kingdom are soon to shine like jewels in His eternal crown. Joseph A. Seiss, a Lutheran pastor of a century ago, said, “The harlot (must be) swept away” and then “the faithful woman comes to her rightful honors.” (The Apocalypse, Joseph A. Seiss, p. 425.) He further stated, “The Betrothed, so long waiting amid privation, persecution, and contempt, now becomes a Bride.” (Ibid.) Same-sex marriage represents the immorality and fallen character of the harlot woman, and she is soon to be swept away so that the true Bride can be ushered into her glory.

The marriage of a man and a woman is a type and figure of the Marriage of the Lamb and His Bride. We must understand that same-sex marriage is an attack on this earthly sacrament also. Those who claim the right of calling the immoral union of two men or two women a marriage blaspheme every husband and wife. Same-sex marriage is not just a sin; it is an abomination preserved for the ultimate judgment of God. By the Holy Ghost, Apostle Paul said, “Marriage is honorable in all, and the bed undefined: but whore mongers (male prostitutes, especially homosexual prostitutes) and adulterers God will judge.” (Hebrews 13:4) No experience of human flesh is more sacred than marriage. The first institution that God established to satisfy the deep longing of man was his union with woman. God intended that we fill His world with a multitude to love and serve Him.

Satan is on a rampage to defile the family of humankind and the future family of the redeemed. There is no fear that he will succeed, but he will turn this world into a wilderness one more time. The process of his debauchery has begun and this will be his final fling. Before we deal with the glory of the future Marriage of the Lamb, we must view the worldwide homosexual brothel that Satan is planning. I do not believe that there is any question but that the antiChrist will be a homosexual. The world is literally hell-bent on making the sodomite lifestyle the order of the day. Anyone that refuses to call this lifestyle okay is attacked with ferocity. Sodomites are thrilled to destroy any institution that stands in their way. Their motives and methods cannot be called anything but demonic. It will become a crime to open your mouth to disagree with them.

The Homosexual Agenda
1. Acceptance as normal
2. Tax Benefits
3. Right to parade on our streets
4. Same-sex marriage
5. Transgender acceptance
6. Transgender children
7. Homosexual Superiority
8. Forbidding Heterosexual marriage

The antiChrist Will Be a Sodomite

Making this statement has never been acceptable with most prophecy teachers. That is about to change. The worldwide drive to decriminalize this destructive conduct has passed the point of no return. The battle now is to legalize same-sex marriage, create families of transgender children, and to raise the sodomite community to represent the dominant characteristics of mankind. This will be the antiChrist culture for the coming seven years. Those that oppose this development will be hated until the Rapture and those that miss the Rapture will be hunted and destroyed after the Rapture. I believe that the antiChrist will seek to cleanse the earth of heterosexual conduct after he gains worldwide control. The Biblical family will be outlawed for seven dark years.

Daniel prophesied of the antiChrist’s character. By the Holy Ghost he spoke, “And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvellous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done. Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all. But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces: and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things. Thus shall he do in the most strong holds with a strange god, whom he shall acknowledge and increase with glory: and he shall cause them to rule over many, and shall divide the land for gain.” (Daniel 11:36-39)

The wording of the passage leaves no doubt that this “god” promoted by the antiChrist will be totally unprecedented. All heathenism and heathen temples have exalted sodomy and sodomite prostitutes as part of their rituals. This evil antiChrist and his strange god (Lucifer) will speak marvelous (high, strange, and hidden) things. He will exalt sin and immorality to a new level and swiftly cause the entire earth to become a moral wilderness.

The churches, temples, mosques, and synagogues of the world will all become sodomite institutions ruled by prostitutes of this new faith. We have already learned that at least half of the Catholic priests of this worldwide religion are homosexuals. Catholic bishops have basically made using children as sex toys acceptable within their ranks. Now, the Episcopalians have made the transition to electing an openly gay bishop. For a long time, they have allowed sodomites to serve as priests and become members of their churches. Other denominations are quickly following this same pattern. Bible-believing churches are daily becoming more impossible to find. It will get worse as we await our Lord’s return.

The harlot woman of Revelation Seventeen is the Biblical picture of the New World Religion. She is a “great whore” and rules the religious world of the antiChrist kingdom. She makes the world drunk, intoxicated on her filth. The antiChrist makes this new religion wealthy and demands that she and all her priests promote total abominations against all Biblical truth and standards. This new religion will be responsible for the Mark of the Beast and will offer that mark only to those that fit their culture. The rest will be swiftly eliminated. Tens of millions will die at their hand.

What Can We Expect While We Await the Rapture?

I’m concerned about what is going to happen after the Rapture, but I’m more concerned about what will happen before the Rapture. The spirit of deception is so overwhelming that most people have no idea what is happening. Many otherwise decent people cannot comprehend the onslaught of the evil landslide we are experiencing. Already people are saying, “I don’t mind sodomites being members of the church serving as elders, etc., but I cannot accept them as bishops or in high offices.” That’s total foolishness. The church world is full of members that live together outside of marriage. If Jesus tarries, we are on the verge of being a worldwide Sodom and Gomorrah. The saints are going to soon be like Lot of whom it was said, “For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds.” (II Peter 2:8) Daniel described this coming hour perfectly. “Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.” (Daniel 12:10)

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“Miracles, Nothing Is Impossible With Him,” Is My New Year’s Special

Saturday, December 28th, 2013


The Word of God is emphatic. God our Father delights to multiply His believing and obedient children and to increase their life to supernatural proportion.

He wants to bless our children, our children’s children, and all of us. The Abrahamic blessing has never ceased to constitute the ultimate result of truly believing the gospel. How can anyone believe that “Miracles” are no longer real in our lives?

The Abrahamic Blessing Of Multiplication

The Apostle Paul said it in these words, “That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ.” (Galatians 3:14) “For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise.” (Galatians 3:18) “Saying, Surely blessing I will bless thee, and multiplying I will multiply thee.” (Hebrews 6:14)

These Scriptures make it clear that the gospel of faith was first given to Abraham as a basis of God’s blessings and promises. This has never been changed. We have the right to claim what the Bible calls the Abrahamic blessing and to claim it by faith.

This blessing is not a quick fix. We are not talking about an ecstatic moment or an occasional shower of blessings. It certainly does not suggest selfish pursuits into lavish living. We must separate this beautiful promise from a carnal, flesh-centered lifestyle. It is, rather, a life lived in the full tide flow of biblical blessings. The things of God are far superior to worldly wealth. Only a carnal mind would elevate things to the same level as God’s righteous blessings. Solomon, speaking with inspiration, made the following statement, “Riches and honour are with me; yea, durable riches and righteousness. My fruit is better than gold, yea, than fine gold; and my revenue than choice silver.” (Proverbs 8:18, 19)

We are talking about blessings and multiplication that is worlds above what we are prone to equate with success. The Abrahamic blessing deals with successful family life, beautiful marriages, children who know themselves, and children’s children who become the crown of old age. We are talking about influence that pervades entire communities – towering saints who are like an army of strength against the tides of evil. This lifestyle will lead to many enjoyable experiences that involve things, places, positions, and even honor from men; but these are never the real goals or delights. The blood-washed children of Abraham are looking for a city, which has foundation, whose builder, and maker is God. (Hebrews 11:10) Anything we experience on the freeway to that city deserves our gratitude, but it must never cloud our ultimate vision of spiritual success.

The Foundational Principles of Multiplication

“Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away. Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.” (Psalm 1:1-6)

It’s fitting that the Book of Psalms begins with the word, “Blessed.” The idea undergirding this chapter is conveyed by the word, blessed. It means “fortunate, happy, complete in one’s person, someone to be envied and respected.” Hidden in this meaning are several powerful things: self-love without haughtiness, clear directions for life, and a wholesome set of priorities. It is a picture of an individual in absolute harmony with the God of this universe and sensitive to walking harmoniously to His will. What a towering picture of successful living! Blessed!

There are three negative principles which are easily translated to positive ones and two positives in this first chapter of Psalms. These five principles provide the basis for a life that refuses to be diminished. A wayfaring man, though a fool, can walk this highway of holiness (Isaiah 35:8) and reach the ultimate, personal presence of Jesus Christ. He can also be happy and fulfilled along the way. Let’s look at the principles one by one.

Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly”

Worldly wisdom has never been so available as it is today. Bookshelves are lined and magazines are available covering every subject. Counselors, workshops, and seminars provide advice and instruction. Sometimes it takes more wisdom to choose a good source of counsel than it would take to solve the problem itself. There is a family crisis today because we have established our marriages and family techniques on questionable instruction. Liberal sex therapists have led us to believe that anything goes in the marriage relationship. Balanced discipline has been replaced with “new ideas,” and we wonder why they do not work.

Every area of life must come under the scrutiny of divine wisdom. Our counsel must not come from questionable sources. It doesn’t matter how philosophical it sounds, how acceptable to our modern thought – if it cannot stand the test of the Book, it is powerless and will breed death, not life. Human wisdom can sound highly intellectual and right to the fleshly mind, and yet be void of life-giving substance.

Nor standeth in the way of sinners”

Our generation of believers has come to view any lifestyle of caring, biblical living as suspect. Words like “straight-laced,” “puritanical,” “pharisaical,” “suppressed,” “legalistic,” and others are used to describe any group or individual who stands apart from the loose and free crowd. There is certainly a danger in either direction and the consequence deserves carefulness. Yet, we need a return to the clear standards of the Word of God. The commandments of God are no less right than when first inscribed by His finger. The books of Psalms and Proverbs are filled with wisdom, but would be rendered void if the Ten Commandments given in Exodus were discredited. This is also true of the remaining 64. Over and over, the Commandments are declared as the foundation of greatness, beauty, prosperity, and success.

We must remove our foot from evil and refuse the path of sinners. To walk in disobedience and neglect is sin. No man can ignore one of God’s precepts without rendering himself a sinner. We cannot mistake the word “sinner” for some derelict or prostitute. We must refuse the way of sinners – we cannot follow their example.

“Nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful”

The basic idea of this great statement is to refuse the position of judgment and criticism of others. It also covers the thought of a negative attitude toward life and its experiences in general. Translated into a positive, it parallels Paul’s thought in Philippians, “Finally brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” (Philippians 4:8)

Such a mind has risen above the carnal habit of gossip and faultfinding in others, not to hide them, but to help eliminate them. Love is a cleansing power when occupying the throne of our heart – vacated by the deceit of scorn. We have often thought of hate as the opposite of love. Instead, it is fear, not hate, that stands as the antonym of this powerful characteristic; and scorn is the result of our fears. Fear of failure, duties, relationships, responsibilities, and even other people’s success has created a generation of scornful individuals. We make ourselves feel better by bringing others down to our own size – or less. Receiving gossip from someone else’s scorn is first cousin to being scorned yourself. The infallible Word teaches in the writings of David, “He that backbiteth not with his tongue, nor doeth evil to his neighbour, nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbour.” (Psalm 15:3)

To take or receive a reproach against another is sin. There are many persons who absolutely live to hear negative talk. They are obsessed with delving into other people’s affairs. My friends, flee the negative forces of scorn, criticism, and doubtful disputation. Receive your brethren, even the weak ones, as Paul told the believers. “Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, but not to doubtful disputations.” (Romans 14:1)

“But his delight is in the law of the Lord”

Absolutely powerful is the only way to describe this great principle. When God’s laws and commandments are no longer viewed as bondage or narrowness, but freedom and expanse, life begins to blossom. Lucifer’s chief tactic has been to question God’s motives in placing restrictions on man. He has caused the unsuspecting to view all limits as inhibitions. The truth is we can enjoy an uninhibited oneness with our Creator, or we can succumb to a false freedom of lawlessness. There are many miserable Christians laboring under an erroneous understanding of this truth.

When we discover God’s laws as His protection and security, we discover the source of greatness. While our life expands, it is also protected. We find, in this kind of restriction, clear boundaries that give peace of mind and assurance. God’s laws and commandments are to the believer exactly what discipline and guidelines are in a Christian home. The only alternative is confusion.

One’s soul can find joy in reading and keeping His laws. Delight in them, rejoice in them, exalt them in your heart and they will exalt you to blessings and beauty. No longer will they be restrictions, but liberation. Isaiah summed it up with the following great expression, “He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” (Isaiah 40:29-31) The whole idea of waiting upon the Lord is not some rocking chair mentality; rather, it is the casting off of human understanding and man-made answers, and the grasping of Him in faith.

Rome, The Harlot Daughter Of Babylon

Saturday, December 21st, 2013


This wicked city is soon to Burn! “The great whore that sitteth upon many waters” (a multitude of people), “the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk (utter religious and cultic intoxication) with the wine of her fornication,” “…sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, (an Antichrist world system) full of names of blasphemy…” (Catholic false system)
(Revelation 17: 1b; 2b; 3b)

There has never been a worldwide religious entity that has any similarity to this Biblical prophecy except the Roman Catholic system. If the Roman Catholic Church is a Christian institution, then the Bible is imperfect, incomplete, and woefully lacking. Either the Bible is wrong, or this religious institution is an utterly false system of pagan religion. You must decide, and your eternal soul is in the balance of your decision.

But the truth is “…the scripture cannot be broken.” (St. John 10:35b) This same John that wrote the Gospel of John also wrote the book of Revelation and he uttered what the Spirit said through him. “For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book. He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.” (Revelation 22:18-20)

John declared that Jesus, by the Spirit, had given him these words by saying, “He which testifieth these things.” Millions of saints, over nearly two thousand years, have died by burning at the stake, drowning, stoning, being slaughtered by Catholic armies, being brutally killed by Jewish priests, etc., because they refused to deny that the Bible alone was the totality of truth. The very doctrines that I will prove to you are blasphemy were the same doctrines that these millions of brave saints refused to acknowledge as truth. They chose death by the most horrible means of suffering because they would not bow to blasphemous names or ideas that the Catholic Church imposed upon the world.

The doctrines of Catholicism are indeed blasphemous. It is impossible to sanctify an endless list of false teachings by using the name of Jesus. It is even worse to debauch His wonderful name by attaching that name to a false idea of the Mother of God or to connect that name to a wafer that some priest claims has become His literal body. The name of Jesus Christ can never make a false idea holy or purify some doctrine of a purgatory where the unclean can pass after death before entering the presence of the Lord. Saying you believe in the cross of Christ and His resurrection as the propitiation for sin while entering a confessional to have some unknown man absolve you of sin makes a mockery of His sacrifice. On the primary teachings of Roman Catholicism, each are very clearly “names of blasphemy” and they are so numerous that the Holy Spirit speaking through John, says that she is full of these names. Let’s look at some of the names that fill her cup until God is preparing to judge her for her spewing of these doctrines on the millions of innocent and blinded souls who will spend eternity in hell because of this whore system.

Full Of Names Of Blasphemy

Let’s begin with some of the lesser-known doctrines of blasphemy. Most people have heard these names but know little of their importance to the Catholic Church. Every idea we discuss is demanded upon the faithful members, and all of them have been used to condemn and put to death martyrs throughout the centuries. Once an idea has been declared truth, then no future pope or true Catholic can deny or refuse that doctrine. If the climate of the political world is such as it was in the dark ages, this system would once again impose these doctrines with the threat of death. Just today I received an e-mail that said the following words to me: “The articles written by Joseph Chambers, The Mother of Harlots and Her Children, is shameful. Its author could not be more ill-informed and ignorant of the truth. It is grievous to the Holy Spirit when a member of the Body of Christ intentionally misleads their fellow Christians with such vile, hateful and evil religious sectarian propaganda. The Catholic Church is the Church founded by our Lord Jesus Christ over two thousand years ago. Its teachings and tradition have been the bedrock of civilization and have remained constant. The One Holy Catholic and Apostolic church continues to strive for ecumenical union with the Protestant members of the Body of Christ. Mr. Chambers is to be pitied if he really believes the repulsive lies he has composed about the Church. According to Christ, it would be better for one such as he to never have lived than to stand accused before our Beloved Lord of misleading any of the faithful of His flock.” This last sentence is the justification used by the Catholic system to martyr millions of saints.

Indulgences: The Name Of Blasphemy

“An indulgence is the extra-sacramental remission of the temporal punishment due, in God’s justice, to sin that has been forgiven, which remission is granted by the Church in the exercise of the power of the keys, through the application of the superabundant merits of Christ and of the saints, and for some just and reasonable motive.” (Catholic Encyclopedia, www.newadvent.org) Several points show the blasphemy of this entire idea. There is no forgiveness of sin except the merit of His death and sacrifice and nothing is needed to add to that forgiveness. This statement says, “the superabundant merits of Christ and of the saints.” There is no merit of forgiveness of any saint, regardless of their holiness, that can add to the sacrifice of Christ, nor is any needed. This statement spoke of “extra-sacramental remission of the temporary punishment due…to sin that had been forgiven.” How do you offer “extra-sacramental remission” to something that has already been forgiven? Has the blood of Christ no power to rid us of all sin and all consequences of sin when it is applied? It is blasphemy to speak of double forgiveness needed in the great economy of His sacrifice.

This is nothing but ecclesiastical bondage on the saints that gives power to priests to extract money from the faithful. Stories abound throughout the centuries of the representatives of the pope who traveled the countryside, and robbed the poor and innocent with fear of hell or purgatory, or promise of forgiveness for the proper offering. Here is a further statement that reveals the power this doctrine would provide the pope and his priests over the people. “An indulgence is valid both in the tribunal of the Church and in the tribunal of God. This means that it not only releases the penitent from his indebtedness to the Church or from the obligation of performing canonical penance, but also from the temporal punishment which he has incurred in the sight of God and which, without the indulgence, he would have to undergo in order to satisfy Divine justice.” (Catholic Encyclopedia: Indulgences, www.newadvance.org) Such an idea is loaded with fear and bondage. To think I need a priest that can set an amount of money by which he can free me of the penalty of my sins that Jesus Christ has already forgiven is blasphemy against God and against His saints. This one doctrine, and the many facets the Catholic Church has attached to it, is enough to condemn Catholicism to the core.

Relics: The Name Of Blasphemy

“The teaching of the Catholic Church with regard to the veneration of relics is summed up in a decree of the Council of Trent (Sess.XXV), which enjoins on bishops and other pastors to instruct their flocks that the holy bodies of holy martyrs and of others now living with Christ – which bodies were the living members of Christ and ‘the temple of the Holy Ghost’ (1 Cor. vi, 19) and which are by Him to be raised to eternal life and to be glorified are to be venerated by the faithful, for through these [bodies] many benefits are bestowed by God on men.” “The justification of Catholic practice, which is indirectly suggested here by the reference to the bodies of the saints as formerly temples of the Holy Ghost and as destined hereafter to be eternally glorified, is further developed in the authoritative ‘Roman Catechism’ drawn up at the instance of the same council. Recalling the marvels witnessed at the tombs of the martyrs, where the blind and cripples are restored to health, the dead recalled to life, and *devils* expelled from the bodies of men the Catechism points out that these are facts which St. Ambrose and St. Augustine, most unexceptionable witnesses, declare in their writings that they have not merely heard and read about, as many did but have seen with their own eyes.” (Catholic Encyclopedia, Relics, www.newadvent.org)

Honor to the great saints of God passed on to glory is indeed beautiful, but to use their clothing, past possessions, and even bits of hair or other matter, is blasphemy. Why would we even consider the need of such in a household of believers where every believer is a priest, and every saint a vessel of the Holy Ghost. This is actually pagan to the core, and is so identified in the Catholic Encyclopedia. It mentions the Buddhists, as well as other religions and that this is an ancient practice adopted by the Catholic system. This following statement comes directly out of the Catholic Encyclopedia. “At Athens the supposed remains of Oedipus and Theseus enjoyed an honour which it is very difficult to distinguish from a religious cult, while Plutarch gives an account of the translation of the bodies of Demetrius (Demetr.iii) and Phocion (Phoc.xxxvii) which in many details anticipates the Christian practice of the Middle Ages. As for the Far East, the famous story of the distribution of the relics of Buddha, an incident which is believed to have taken place immediately after his death, seems to have found remarkable confirmation in certain modern archaeological discoveries. In any case of extreme development of relic worship amongst the Buddhists of every sect is a fact beyond dispute.” (Catholic Encyclopedia: Relics, www.newadvent.org) This provides incredible proof of the Catholic practice of adopting and sanctifying ancient paganism into its traditions and doctrines. This is utter blasphemy.

The Rosary: The Name of Blasphemy

“‘The Rosary’, says the Roman Breviary, is a certain form of prayer wherein we say fifteen decades or tens of Hail Marys with an Our Father between each ten, while at each of these fifteen decades we recall successively in pious meditation one of the mysteries of our Redemption. The same lesson for the Feast of the Holy Rosary informs us that when the Albigensian heresy was devastating the country of Toulouse, St. Dominic earnestly besought the help of Our Lady and was instructed by her, so tradition asserts, to preach the Rosary among the people as an antidote to heresy and sin. From that time forward this manner of prayer was most wonderfully published abroad and developed [promulgari augerique coepit] by St. Dominic whom different Supreme Pontiffs have in various past ages of their apostolic letters declared to be the institutor and author of the same devotion.” (Catholic Encyclopedia: The Rosary, www.newadvent.org)

One rosary, called the Greek rosary, is prescribed as follows: “O Lord Jesus Christ Son and Word of the living God, through the intercessions of the immaculate Mother [tes panachrantou sou Metros] and of all thy Saints, have mercy and save us.” It is wonderful to know that I need no other, such as Mary or the saints, to make intercession for me. But further, “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.”(1 Timothy 2:5) To impose another, whether the virgin Mary or a passed saint, is blasphemy. A few minutes after Pope John Paul II died, I heard a leader of the Catholic laity in America say, “A few minutes ago I was praying for the Pope, now I’m praying to him.” He went on to speak of the great good that would now come because the deceased Pope would be making intercession to God for the living. This is not Biblical Christianity but a harlot system imposed upon the multitudes of unconverted Catholics. The name of the Rosary is blasphemy.

Sign Of The Cross: The Name Of Blasphemy

“Most commonly and properly the words “sign of the cross” are used of the large cross traced from forehead to breast and from shoulder to shoulder, such as Catholics are taught to make upon themselves when they begin their prayers, and such also as the priest makes at the foot of the altar when he commences Mass with the words: “In nominee Patris et Filii et Spiritus Sancti.” (At the beginning of Mass the celebrant makes the sign of the cross by placing his left hand extended under his breast; then raising his right to his forehead, which he touches with the extremities of his fingers, he says: In nominee Patris; then, touching his breast with the same hand, he says: et Filii; touching his left and right shoulders, he says; et Spiritus Sancti; and as he joins his hands again adds: Amen.)” (Catholic Encyclopedia: Sign Of The Cross, www.newadvent.org.)

Nothing is more powerful or more absolutely intrinsic to our great Christian faith as communion with our Father and our Lord in devotion of prayer. Anything that robs prayer of simple fellowship and communion is devastating to our spiritual life. Yes, maintaining a powerful prayer life requires constant devotion, and anything that makes it rote and formal, and adding the constant sign of a cross, is mighty to destroy. To reduce prayer to a form, and to just repeat that form, makes the whole of it no better than the noise of the heathens. When the priests control the prayer life and the language of that prayer life, the people are in utter bondage to those priests. This helps us understand how millions of Catholics can tolerate a priesthood saturated with homosexuals, pedophiles and immorality, and still remain faithful to the system.

This blasphemous system of prayer leaves the faithful Catholics spiritually empty and dependent on the confessional for peace of mind and assurance. All intimacy of prayer is gone and the only hope left is to hurry to Mass so a wafer can be consumed in the hope of salvation. Every Catholic I have ever known lives a very careless life as it relates to Biblical standards because their hope is in the sign of the cross, the rosary, and other blasphemous traditions of this perverted system. If they confess sins, they are commanded to say a set number of “Hail Marys” and to repeat the rosary a given number of times while making the sign of the cross. What blasphemy!

Purgatory: The Name Of Blasphemy

“Purgatory (Lat. purgare, to make clean, to purify) in accordance with Catholic teaching is a place or condition of temporal punishment for those who, departing from this life in God’s grace, are, not entirely free from venial faults, or have not fully paid the satisfaction due to their transgression. The faith of the Church concerning purgatory is clearly expressed in the Decree of Union drawn up by the Council of Florence (Mansi.t.XXXI.col.1031), and in the decree of the Council of Trent which (Sess.XXV) defined: ‘Whereas the Catholic Church, instructed by the Holy Ghost, has from the Sacred Scriptures and the ancient tradition of the Fathers taught in Councils and very recently in this Ecumenical synod (Sess. VI. Cap.XXX; Sess. XXII cap.ii,iii) that there is a purgatory, and that the souls therein are helped by the suffrages of the faithful, but principally by the acceptable Sacrifice of the Altar; the Holy Synod enjoins on the Bishops that they diligently endeavor to have the sound doctrine of the Fathers in Councils regarding purgatory everywhere taught and preached, held and believed by the faithful.’” (Catholic Encyclopedia: Purgatory, www.newadvent.org)

This doctrine is one of the most blasphemous of all and will be the damnation of a multitude. The sheer insanity of creating a “half way house” toward heaven and confining the faithful to this place of limbo while the saints pray, say their rosaries, attend the Mass, and give money to the system is totally evil. That it involves giving of money is clearly stated. “In the New Testament as well as in the Old, almsgiving and fasting, and in general penitential acts are the real fruits of repentance (Matt.iii, 8; Luke xvii, 3;iii 3) The whole penitential system of the Church testifies that the voluntary assumption of penitential works has always been part of true repentance and the Council of Trent (Sess. XIV, can.xi) reminds the faithful that God does not always remit the whole punishment due to sin together with the guilt. God requires satisfaction, and will punish sin, and this doctrine involves as its necessary consequence a belief that the sinner failing to do penance in this life may be punished in another world, and so not be cast off eternally from God.” (Catholic Encyclopedia: Purgatory, www.newadvent.org)

The blood of Jesus Christ saves. “Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.” (Hebrews 7:25) The Bible is beautiful to promise, “For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more. And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more. Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin.” (Hebrews 8:12; 10:17-18) He does not remember our sin against us when we are thoroughly converted and forgiven. We do good works, not to merit salvation but because our heart has been changed and our appetites have been cleansed. We give our tithes and offerings because the Kingdom of God becomes one’s delight, not to merit cleansing or to extract a soul from the “half way house.” This vile doctrine is blasphemy.

Extreme Unction: The Name Of Blasphemy

“A sacrament of the New Law instituted by Christ to give spiritual aid and comfort and perfect spiritual health, including, if need be, the remission of sins, and also, conditionally, to restore bodily health, to Christians who are seriously ill; it consists essentially in the unction by a priest of the body of the sick person, accompanied by a suitable form of words. As administered in the Western Church today according to the rite of the Roman Ritual, the sacrament consists (apart from certain non-essential prayers) in the unction with oil, specially blessed by the bishop, of the organs of the five external senses (eyes, ears, nostrils, lips, hands), of the feet, and, for men (where the custom exists and the condition of the patient permits of his being moved), of the loins or reins; and in the following form repeated at each unction with mention of the corresponding sense of faculty: ‘Through this holy unction and His own most tender mercy may the Lord pardon thee whatever sins or faults thou hast committed [quidquid deliquisti] by sight [by hearing, smell, taste, touch, walking, carnal delectation]’. The unction of the loins is generally, if not universally, omitted in English-speaking countries, and it is of course everywhere forbidden in the case of women. To perform this rite fully takes an appreciable time, but in cases of urgent necessity, when death is likely to occur before it can be completed, it is sufficient to employ a single unction (on the forehead, for instance) with the general form: ‘Through this holy unction may the Lord pardon thee whatever sins or faults thou hast committed.’” (Catholic Encyclopedia: Extreme Unction, www.newadvent.org)

To die, believing that this ceremony by a priest frees the dying individual of sins in deceitful beyond measure. It is cruel beyond common sense to offer such empty hope to a dying faithful of the Church. Even the death of a Catholic has to be manipulated by the priest because he is in control of the entire life and destiny of faithful members. It is pitiful to be in such moral, spiritual, and eternal bondage. The whole system is called by Scripture “the doctrine of the Nicolaitans.” The Lord spoke of this to the Church of Ephesus. “But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.” (Revelation 2:6) This first church hated the doctrine but by the time of the church of Pergamos, the doctrine had taken hold in the house of God. The Lord said to them, “So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate.” (Revelation 2:15) This was a doctrine of control by the upper echelon of priests over the people of God.

This blasphemous name of “Extreme Unction” shows how totally the Catholic Church has fallen to the pagan ideas of priests above the people instead of the priesthood of all the saints. This is a name of blasphemy.

Eucharist: The Name Of Ultimate Blasphemy

“The organic connection of this mysterious triad is clearly discerned, if we consider Divine grace under the aspect of a personal communication of God. Thus in the bosom of the Blessed Trinity, God the Father, by virtue of the eternal generation, communicates His Divine Nature to God the son, ‘the only begotten son who is in the bosom of the Father’ (John, I, 18), while the Son of God, by virtue of the hypostatic union, communicates in turn the Divine nature received from His Father to His human nature formed in the womb of the Virgin Mary (John, I, 14), in order that thus as God-man, hidden under the Eucharistic Species, He might deliver Himself to His Church, who, as a tender mother, mystically cares for and nurtures in her own bosom this, her greatest treasure, and daily places it before her children as the spiritual food of their souls. Thus the Trinity, Incarnation and Eucharist are really welded together like a precious chain, which in a wonderful manner links heaven with earth. God with man, uniting them most intimately and keeping them thus united. By the very fact that the Eucharistic mystery does transcend reason, no rationalistic explanation of it, based on a merely natural hypothesis and seeking to comprehend one of the sublimest truths of the Christian religion as the spontaneous conclusion of logical processes, may be attempted by a Catholic theologian.” (Catholic Encyclopedia: Eucharist, www.newadvent.org)

High-sounding words, but poison is in the pot. Jesus Christ made it plain that this grace of Jesus Christ is not flesh. He said, “It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.” (St. John 6:63) To take communion away from the Holy Spirit and put it in the hands of fallible men is a dark choice. Please note the words in the above quote and look carefully. This document says of the God-man, Jesus Christ, “…hidden under the Eucharistic Species, (wafer and wine), He might deliver Himself to His church.” This bypasses the great work of His Vicar, the Holy Spirit, and instead makes it a substitute event fully controlled by the hierarchy of the system. A faithful Catholic will kneel before the wafer as though it was the Eternal Son of God. This reduces our Savior from the Exalted One seated at the Father’s right hand, to a tool of a system that wants full control of your life and destiny. The Eucharist is a name of blasphemy.

Closing

There is no room for an additional myriad of blasphemous names. From the Mother of God idea, to the wild speculations of apparitions, to the confessional where a priest, a possible drunk, homosexual, pedophile, adulterer, and often, a good, decent man, proposes to absolve you of your confessed sin, it is all blasphemy. No, all Catholics are not bad people. We are not anti-anything. We are pro-Bible. The Word of God is infallible and this system as all human systems is the imagination of men.

Your soul is either in the hands of the Lord Jesus Christ and His Holy Spirit or in the hands of men elevated beyond common sense, much less the great truth of Scripture. The Catholic Church says, “St. Chrysostom proves the dignity of the priesthood by showing, among other arguments, that the priests by their spiritual ministry do more for us than our own parents can do. Whereas our parents only beget our bodies, which they cannot save from death and disease, the priests regenerate our souls in baptism and have power, moreover, to remit post-baptismal sins, a power which St. Chrysostom proves by quoting the text of St. James.” (Catholic Encyclopedia, Extreme Unction, www.newadvent.org)

It is time to return to “Sola Scriptura.” The Word of God “cannot be broken.” It is the script by which God and Christ will judge all of us accordingly. If we depart from truth, we depart from God because He lives in His Word, and His word lives in Him. “For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven.” (Psalm 119:89) Blessings to those who walk in the Word and trust only in the Lord.

The Bible says, “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:19)

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The Study Notebook below is entitled, “Jerusalem: God’s Chosen City”. It is a college level study on the single city in all the world that God Himself chose to be His eternal city. There are three large charts at the beginning to trace the history of Jerusalem from 3500 B.C. to the ultimate fulfillment in future prophecy. This notebook is 222 pages with color pictures. To me it is a treasure trove of Biblical importance.

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Babylon: The Stronghold Of The antiChrist

Saturday, December 14th, 2013


Babylon is where all rebellion began. And Babylon is where all rebellion will end eternally. The geographical location of Babylon will be the location of the Lake of Fire. The ultimate name or type for evil is Babylon.

It is not only a name or type but also the actual location, the very geographic location, of evil and the center of its activity. Just as Jerusalem is central to God’s revelation, Babylon is central to Satan’s design of evil. They are the antithetic (opposite) cities of the world. It is amazing to watch Bible scholars and prophecy teachers in their pursuit of Babylon’s meaning to name other cities as the fulfillment of this center of evil. As we get closer and closer to the end, Babylon, along with the country of Iraq, becomes more and more central to the world’s attention. The Heavenly Father Himself is both guiding and allowing the axis of evil to be the focus of the world in preparation for judgment. May I say, “You have not seen anything yet.” The grand finale of darkness will spring from this earthly location.

God has assigned a major and powerful angel to direct the fulfillment of Revelation chapter eighteen. I believe that angel has already begun his activities, although the ultimate fulfillment is during the seven years of final judgment. When I was in Babylon in 1988 and again in 2005, the atmosphere was pregnant with evil. At the same time, there was a sense of the Divine hand of God being absolutely in control. Satan and all his hordes of fallen angels are never free to act beyond the Divine hands of the Father of all. One day, while in Iraq, as we were racing toward the ancient cities of Ur and Erech, the taxi radio was blaring music. The music sounded like demons rejoicing over their prey. I asked the guide that had been assigned to me by the Iraqi government what the lyrics of the song were saying. He would not answer, but quickly turned the radio off. I could sense the battle of the ages in progress. I still remember that event with a sense of foreboding but also a great feeling of impending victory. The world’s best days are soon to begin.

Just as every action of the church — good or bad — cannot be disconnected from the center of all Revelation, which is Jerusalem, neither can any action of evil be separated from the city of Babylon where it all began. The world’s kingdoms, commerce, political powers, and all its designs of control are Babylon in spirit. That is why it’s easy for Bible teachers to see the Babylonian nature or spirit in New York, Paris, London, and even Rome. The diabolical forces of fallen angels all have a bent toward Babylon. It is their inspiration, and this spirit of the false religions and all evil actions will show a semblance to Babylon.

The eighteenth chapter of Revelation is the prophetic record of the final events of literal Babylon. Do not confuse chapter seventeen with chapter eighteen. Chapter seventeen is “Mystery Babylon,” the religious counterpart of the literal city. There is a clear break between the two chapters that moves from the pagan religion to the political and literal city. Many good Bible teachers completely lose it at this point. The word “mystery” in chapter seventeen is a prefix before the word “Babylon” and shows this to be a type of the literal city, not the city itself. Let’s look at the introduction of the eighteenth chapter.

“And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies. And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities. Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double”. (Revelation 18:1-6)

This great picture reveals a lengthy process, which has already begun. The key words are, “Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen.” Of course, the final judgment is not completed at the utterance of these words, nor was it completed when Isaiah or Jeremiah spoke these almost exact words. It is a process and began its descent into judgment when these prophets declared their prophecies. Throughout the Scripture, God’s prophets have declared the end from the beginning and spoke of many events with a language filled with finality. We do not try to say that Jesus had already been born when the Psalmist David wrote the forty-fifth Psalm or that Jesus had been crucified when Isaiah penned Isaiah fifty-three. Neither should we say that Babylon had been forever destroyed when Isaiah and Jeremiah prophesied of the final judgment for this pagan city. Our God was simply declaring what the end would be, and we are living in the preparation for the fulfillment.

The fact that twice in Revelation we see the Holy Ghost using precise language to unite the prophecies of Isaiah and Jeremiah with the world of John the Revelator shows the perfection of Scripture. How could anyone deny such precision? Let’s look at these prophecies together.
“And, behold, here cometh a chariot of men, with a couple of horsemen. And he answered and said, Babylon is fallen, is fallen; and all the graven images of her gods he hath broken unto the ground”. (Isaiah 21:9)
“Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroyed: howl for her; take balm for her pain, if so be she may be healed”. (Jeremiah 51:8)
“And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication”. (Revelation 14:8)
“And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird”. (Revelation 18:2)

The world of prophecy is filled with ministers and Bible teachers that refuse to take Revelation chapter eighteen literally. I stress this point because this will soon be a great frontier in fresh Bible prophecy fulfillment and hopefully new understanding. The modern history of Irag is a picture of Bible prophecy in perfect expression. Just as God used the Golden Kingdom of Nebuchadnezzar to build the ancient city of Babylon, God has used Saddam Hussein to resurrect the name and location of this city and to begin the process of its reconstruction. The whole city foundations lay beneath the dust until this man began to dream that he was the modern day Nebuchadnezzar. He sought Jerusalem’s destruction exactly as his ancient counterpart did. He also found himself just as frustrated with Israel as Nebuchadnezzar did and just as helpless to eliminate the memory of these chosen people. Remember, it was Israel’s God that finally won the day with this evil despot of the past. Hallelujah, it will surely happen again!

When the angel descended from Heaven in Revelation chapter eighteen, he came with great power and his glory enlightened the earth. His message was judgment of the earthly kingdoms that had been birthed from Babylon and Babylon itself as the source of all these kingdoms. This chapter may look foreboding and absolutely horrible, but the message is clearly one of hope. All the pagan ideas and human sorrows that the kingdoms of this world have championed are soon to pass beneath the purifying powers of His holiness. This chapter is a picture of the redemption of this earth from the effects of Babylon.

Babylon is declared to be the “habitation of devils and the hold of every foul spirit and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.” Evil spirits (fallen angels) have an earthly center for their activities, and Babylon has been that center since the very fall of Lucifer. Revelation chapter nine records activities that spring from Babylon. “And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God, Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates. And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men. And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them”. (Revelation 9:13-16)

The Euphrates River is intimately connected with the city of Babylon. It actually flowed through the city and beneath the walls in Nebuchadnezzar’s day of earthly glory. Babylon has always been a name synonymous with evil. It originated as Satan’s capital when Nimrod sought to build a gate to Heaven and to rip God Himself off His throne. There is no other proper description of Babel and the evil intent of this first expression of false religion.

Remember, before Satan sinned, he also shared the Garden of Eden with the Father, Adam, and Eve, as an anointed cherub that covereth. There is a possibility that he was the “covering” that allowed Adam to walk with God in the evening shadows. Read this incredible passage. “Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty. Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created. Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee”. (Ezekiel 28:12-15)

The Garden of Eden was in Southern Iraq not far from where Nimrod, under Satan’s motivation, built Babel, which was the beginning of Babylon. No wonder God forsook this area and directed His new found friend Abraham to travel to the Middle East where the Father would choose the City of Jerusalem to be His earthly Zion. History is replete with the contrast of Babylon and Jerusalem. After thousands of years, the focus of the world has returned to Babylon and Jerusalem. That’s how it will be from now until the end.

Babylon is intimately connected to the cities of the world in this great text of Revelation chapter eighteen. “For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies”. (Revelation 18:3) No one dares deny that the new shift in the Western world is back toward Eastern religions and ideas. Millions of Americans are involved with gurus, Islamic religion, pagan type New Age ideas, etc. The elitist educators are almost totally given to Eastern thinking and the trashing of the Western culture. Psychology is not anything but Eastern humanism. The liberals in our political parties are actually being mentally baptized into Eastern thinking. The homosexual and lesbian culture is Eastern and pagan at heart. The cultural war in America is a war between the supernatural revelations of God our Creator and the paganistic ideas of Eastern cultures. The world is under the final sway of fallen Babylon.

I do not dare suggest that anyone can know all that will happen between now and the great final moment of Babylon’s judgment. Let’s consider a couple of possibilities.

United Nations Moving To Babylon

The present United Nations is absolutely opposed to the Western culture. They hate everything for which we stand. Israel has been condemned so many times that it has all become a joke. Biblical Christianity and Orthodox Judaism are considered by the majority of the United Nations personnel to be the plagues of the earth. Nothing could be more fitting to their mindset than to move to Baghdad or Babylon. The United Nations could be the proper entity to establish a new government. Americans are becoming more and more hostile to the United Nations, and we would be blessed to have them off our shores. I pray that America will be a sheep nation right through the seven years of tribulation.

Iraq Is An Archaeological Treasure

Almost every ancient civilization was connected to Iraq. When a world-friendly government is established, this country could become the most visited country on the earth. If they will exploit their treasures of art, ancient history, archaeology, and anthropology, it will become a world treasure. It may even be possible to identify the ancient location of the Garden of Eden. If the wealth of oil was used to rebuild Iraq and to promote the cultural and historic beauty, the cities would soon become the envy of the world. These are the kinds of things very possible in the fulfilling of Revelation chapter eighteen.

Regardless of what may occur, Babylon and the country of Iraq have a destiny with the Creator. The final judgment is a picture of horror. While this country must become a world center, it will be judged and left to be an ash heap. Jeremiah declared her final end. “Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroyed: howl for her; take balm for her pain, if so be she may be healed. We would have healed Babylon, but she is not healed: forsake her, and let us go every one into his own country: for her judgment reacheth unto heaven, and is lifted up even to the skies. The LORD hath brought forth our righteousness: come, and let us declare in Zion the work of the LORD our God”. (Jeremiah 51:8-10)

It is breathtaking to see that this city, whose builders and defenders have hated Jerusalem, will have the first announcement of her judgment announced and declared in Jerusalem. “Come, and let us declare in Zion (Jerusalem) the work of the LORD our God.” When you consider the oil deposits that lay beneath this country and the fact that this oil is mixed with gas – which creates great pressure – you have all God’s needs to do exactly what Revelation chapter eighteen declares.

Before this destruction occurs, the Antichrist will be defeated in the Valley of Megiddo, Israel, and will flee back to his capital in Babylon. It will be in the gates of Nimrod (Babylon) that the Antichrist will be killed and cast into the Lake of Fire. The minor prophet Micah declared this long ago. He said, “And they shall waste the land of Assyria with the sword, and the land of Nimrod in the entrances thereof: thus shall he deliver us from the Assyrian, when he cometh into our land, and when he treadeth within our borders”. (Micah 5:6)

It’s neat that the Holy Ghost connects the ancient Nimrod that founded this center of fallen angels and demons with the day of its judgment. The “Gates of Nimrod” is clearly the City of Babylon.

Conclusion

Anything that represents the spirit of Babylon, its pagan nature, or its demonic activities must be off limits to the saints of the Living God. There is a war occurring between the culture of absolute Biblical truth and the revelation ideas of the Babylonian world. The church world is quickly adapting to Babylonian thinking. The new theology says that the Bible is open and new revelations are occurring. The church world is calling it a paradigm shift. They are right, there is a paradigm shift. It is the spirit of Babylon preparing the world for the masterstroke of Satan. Remember, “And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues”. (Revelation 18:4)

Flee every idea that is not rooted in clear Biblical revelation. The Babylonian spirit is invading the world. Even though the city’s reconstruction may be far from complete, its influence is breathtaking. The fallen angels that find their center of activity in this region are spreading its idea to the entire world. Every Eastern thought, the religion of Islam, the spirit of terrorism, and even the New Age philosophies are all Babylonian in nature. The world is under her sway to prepare for the invasion of that final manifestation of the Antichrist. It’s exciting to be filled with the eternal revelations of the true God and to have the joy of soon beholding the end of all things that offend. Keep a pure heart and a pure mind saturated with the life of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Immediately, the Holy Ghost issues a warning to the earth’s population, “One woe is past; and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter.” (Revelation 9:12)

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The Study Notebook below is entitled, “Jerusalem: God’s Chosen City”. It is a college level study on the single city in all the world that God Himself chose to be His eternal city. There are three large charts at the beginning to trace the history of Jerusalem from 3500 B.C. to the ultimate fulfillment in future prophecy. This notebook is 222 pages with color pictures. To me it is a treasure trove of Biblical importance.

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