Bridge to Babylon Review

At Christmas this year we bought a ROKU device. I had heard about them on Worldview Weekend’s radio programs, and I was tired of using our PS3 for viewing videos online.

Having had it for a couple of weeks now I can say that it was well worth it. I think we are actually getting better quality, and we have a lot more resources available to us at minimal cost.

So we found ourselves watching a few videos on and there have been a couple of really good ones.

The one I want to talk about today is called “Bridge to Babylon” By Christian J. Pinto, and his company Adullam Films.

I first heard Chris Pinto on audio files I downloaded from Worldview Weekend, Brannon Howse’s website.  I think I first heard Chris being interviewed by Brannon, and later downloaded his own radio programs.  Chris is a Calvinist, and so I disagree with him on the TULIP, but I still have a lot in common with him, on a lot of other subjects.  I consider him to be a Brother in Christ, and a co-traveler.  On the subject of Salvation, or the Deity of Christ, or the preservation of Scripture, I think it is fair to say we are in agreement.

So what is “Bridge to Babylon” about?

Bridge to Babylon is an exposé of the Modern Critical Text of the bible, and of the men who put it together.  It is also an exposé of the modern Dynamic Equivalent translation method used in the majority of modern bible translations.  Dramatic re-enactments are used, as are interviews with several experts.

The two men most responsible for the creation of the Textus Criticus, were two Anglican churchmen, Brook Foss Westcott and Fenton John Anthony Hort, who compiled their text from mainly three sources, during the mid 1800s.

The philosophy of these two men is examined, and their methods are exposed.  You will see evidence that their scholarship is in question, and their methods suspect.  Writings of contemporary experts are also examined, so you can see that there was some Christian opposition to the ideas of these two men, even at the beginning.

The history and use of the Sinaiticus manuscript is examined, as well as the claims of one Constantine Simonides, an expert calligrapher, that he had created the manuscript himself in the 1830s, on an old bound but mostly blank book, and had donated it to the St. Catherines monastery, where Tishendorf found it.

Evidence indicating this to be true is presented, including the fact that Simonides himself had published the first Greek versions of “The Shepherd of Hermas” and “The Gospel of Thomas” several years before Tishendorf had found the Sinaiticus manuscript.  This “Bible” manuscript contains the same Greek versions of these two books!

Tishendorf claimed that he had visited the St. Catherines monastery and had found some of the pages from this document in a waste basket, which were then being burned by the monks.  He took some of the pages back to Germany, and two years later returned and obtained the whole document.

The question that must be asked, is “If they were burning the pages of the Sinaiticus Manuscript, how is it that he came home with a complete book?”  This doesn’t add up, but it leads to the conclusion that what they were burning must have been practice pages which had been donated at the same time as the rest of the document, or that they were the original source pages, from which Simonides had copied from!

Pinto interviews several experts in bible preservation including Dr. Jack Mooreman, James White, and Dr. Donald Waite.

There is so much more in the movie, but its probably best if you see it yourself!  Just go to Tubitv and search for “Bridge to Bablyon”.

The documentary is around 2 hours and 40 minutes long, so watching it in one sitting is a challenge.  We did it in 3 sessions over 3 days, but I have to say it was well worth it.

Tubitv also has another Adullam film by Chris Pinto, “A Lamp in the Dark” which I am eager to watch!  Hopefully I will get to it this week!

God Bless,


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The Three Babylons

In the Context of the End Times there are 3 Babylons; Babylon (or Hillah), Iraq  is Babylon #1, then Rome is Babylon #2, and then Amman, Jordan is Babylon #3. Today Rome is Babylon, but soon the original city will take back the title, for a time.

I was walking my dog one time, and I was thinking about how Grant Jeffrey said that “the sea” in Scripture often is a reference to “the sea of nations” or the Gentiles, and that “the land” is a reference to “the land of Israel”. I was thinking about how he said that “the beast from the sea” in Revelation 13 means that the Antichrist is from a Gentile background, while “the beast from the land” means that the False Prophet has a Jewish or Jewish/Israeli background.

I remember thinking “OK, so the Antichrist must come from the Gentiles, but how then will he sell himself to the Jewish people? How could a Gentile make the claim that he is God in the flesh, and expect the Jews to believe him?” Well, I had no answer to that question, so I went home, and went to bed.

The next morning, everything was as usual, I got up, had a shower, and fed the dog, then I sat down to eat breakfast, and opened my bible to the passage where I had left-off the day before. I was reading through Isaiah, and so I opened up to chapter 63, and this was the first thing I read that morning;

63:1 Who is this that cometh from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? this that is glorious in his apparel, travelling in the greatness of his strength? I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save.

I had read this verse before, but this was the first time I even thought that it might be possible that the Antichrist could come from anywhere other than Rome! This passage very clearly states that God comes from Edom (the modern nation of Jordan). (Note also that Habakkuk 3:3 also states the same thing.)

I am convinced that God knew where I was in His Word, and He ensured that I was thinking along these lines, and either heard my question, or led me to the point where I would ask that question. His answer was in His Word all along!

The Antichrist must be able to use Scripture in order to “prove” to Israel that he is their Messiah! Of course there is no Scripture that says the Antichrist is the Messiah, but by taking it out of context he will be able to make it seem like he is the subject of this, and other passages of Scripture!

Isaiah 63:1 is actually talking about the return of Christ, first to the Jews who are in hiding in the nation of Jordan, and then from there He goes out conquering the World. The tribe of Edom, founded by Jacob’s brother Esau, was one of the three founding tribes of the modern nation of Jordan.

Like I said, before this I had always heard that Rome was the “Babylon” of Revelation 17, and the “seven mountains” of this chapter are the seven hills of Rome. Rome is indeed the leader of the fourth nation of Nebuchadnezzar’s dream in Daniel chapter 2. The the spirit of Babylon was passed from Babylon, to Medo-Persia, then to Greece, and finally to Rome, where it has been for some 2348 years.

But that is not the end of the story. The End Times Empire, that covers the whole world, has been twisting, and morphing, and worming its way into every society on earth, and soon it will complete the circle and end up where it started.

This transition was written about by the prophet Zechariah in a passage that might seem somewhat cryptic at first glance;

5 Then the angel that talked with me went forth, and said unto me, Lift up now thine eyes, and see what is this that goeth forth.

6 And I said, What is it? And he said, This is an ephah that goeth forth. He said moreover, This is their resemblance through all the earth.

7 And, behold, there was lifted up a talent of lead: and this is a woman that sitteth in the midst of the ephah.

8 And he said, This is wickedness. And he cast it into the midst of the ephah; and he cast the weight of lead upon the mouth thereof.

9 Then lifted I up mine eyes, and looked, and, behold, there came out two women, and the wind was in their wings; for they had wings like the wings of a stork: and they lifted up the ephah between the earth and the heaven.

10 Then said I to the angel that talked with me, Whither do these bear the ephah?

11 And he said unto me, To build it an house in the land of Shinar: and it shall be established, and set there upon her own base. Zechariah 5:5-11

Hmm, that does seem rather odd, doesn’t it? Let me see if I can shed some light on this passage;

An Ephah is a measure of dry quantity, roughly equivalent to 9 imperial gallons, or about 40 litres. It is basically a container which holds this volume.

Originally I skipped the statement “This is their resemblance through all the earth”, so I will do that again today, and get back to it in a bit.

A “Talent” of lead refers to a round weight, and lead is very heavy; i.e. a great burden. A Talent was also a form of money, or a round coin, based on weight.

The “woman” who sits in the midst of the ephah is none other than the “Mother Goddess” of Paganism.

This woman is in the midst of the ephah, and the lead talent is placed over the mouth of the container. She is essentially a prisoner of these two “women with wind in their wings”. She has no ability to move herself, but goes where these women take her.

Essentially, she is an idol, and the place they are taking her is a new place they are building in the place where she came from in the beginning, at Babel (or Babylon). This is why it refers to “her base”; her base is already there.

You see, Paganism began with the first king of Babel, or Babylon; Nimrod, and his wife Semiramis. Nimrod died, and some histories say he was put to death for the evil he began, and his wife reigned in his place. Semiramis said, when Nimrod died, that he ascended up to the sun, and thus became the high God, or the Sun God.

A few years later she got pregnant, and claimed that she was impregnated by a sunbeam from her husband in Heaven, thus her pregnancy was claimed to be a virgin birth. When her son was born she called him Tammuz, and he was said to be the reincarnation of her husband, Nimrod. Tammuz was the first Antichrist.

Later on, Tammuz was killed by a wild boar, and Semiramis started a spring celebration where they were commanded to eat boar, or pig, as vengeance for the death of Tammuz. This was the beginning of the Easter celebration. In Ezekiel 8:14 we see the Lord angry with Israel for their participating in this celebration and provoking the Lord to anger.

Then he brought me to the door of the gate of the Lord’s house which was toward the north; and, behold, there sat women weeping for Tammuz. Ezekiel 8:14

When Semiramis died she too was claimed to have ascended to Heaven, and became known as the “Queen of Heaven”, the central goddess of Paganism. This all happened around the same time as the Tower of Babel, and the tribes that were dispersed around the world took this pagan religion with them. Thus anthropologists have found that paganism is the same all over the world; only the names have changed.

So Semiramis, Nimrod, and Tammuz became known variously as Devaki and Krishna (India), Isis and Horus (Egypt), Venus or Fortuna and Jupiter (Rome), etc. (also Demeter, Ishtar, Astarte, Diana, etc) They are the central figures of all forms of paganism. This is a religion that was intended to supplant the worship of the true God, and succeeded in doing so in the lives of most people.

The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead their dough, to make cakes to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto other gods, that they may provoke me to anger. Jeremiah 7:18

Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, saying; Ye and your wives have both spoken with your mouths, and fulfilled with your hand, saying, We will surely perform our vows that we have vowed, to burn incense to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto her: ye will surely accomplish your vows, and surely perform your vows. Jeremiah 44:25

God has a score to settle with the land of Nimrod. Here, in the midst of an End Times prophecy, He mentions that name again;

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

Note that the Antichrist can be called “the Assyrian” even if he wasn’t born there; Once he is proclaimed the king of Babylon, he will automatically be the king of Assyria, even if Assyria is known as Iraq! Iraq is the modern name for Assyria.

You may have heard of Alexander Hislop’s book, “The Two Babylons”, written in the 1800s. It has been years since I read that book, but I must say that there is some important information within its pages. His central thesis is that there are two Babylons; Babylon proper, and Rome, which has taken on the spirit and pagan characteristics of the original Babylon.

His central thesis is true to an extent, but as you may have noticed, I believe there are actually three Babylons with regard to End Times prophecy. Today Rome has taken on the spirit of Babylon, but as we have seen in Zechariah 5, the spirit of Babylon will soon move back to its original location.

When will that move take place?

I believe the Scriptural evidence is that Rome will be destroyed during the Gog and Magog war of Ezekiel 38-39, shortly before the end of the Church Age. Once Rome is destroyed, and uninhabitable, then the remaining Catholic Churches will move back to Babylon, Iraq (Which is today known as Hillah, or al Hillah), and there they will build a new headquarters for the End Times World Religion.

That brings me back to the two women with wings of Zechariah 5:9. I originally thought that these look like two angels, which would make them the only female angels in the bible. I could see that it says “this is evil” so I thought they might be fallen angels, but I missed something; The little phrase found in verse 6 “This is their resemblance through all the earth”!

In Scripture when we see words such as “like” or “as”, or “as it were” we need to realize that it is telling us that something has characteristics like something else. In other words it is an allegory, but not to be taken literally. It is the same in this case: the phrase “their resemblance” means that this is what it looks like, in a way.

So who are these “women with wind in their wings”? I believe the answer is that they are “daughters of the Harlot”, like we see in Revelation 17:5


If I were to identify them specifically, I would guess that one is the Roman Catholic Church, and the other is her partner, with whom she shares much doctrine; the New Apostolic Reformation. The NAR is the fastest growing segment of Christianity today. Many Churches that used to be Baptist, Pentecostal, Wesleyan, Anglican, and others, are now following and teaching the false doctrines, of the New Apostolic Reformation!

One of the doctrines being taught by the NAR is the “Seven Mountain Mandate”. This is the idea that in order for the Church to transform society it has to infiltrate, and take over, seven areas of society, namely; 1) Education 2) Religion 3) Family 4) Business 5) Government/Military 6) Arts/Entertainment 7) Media

I am not going to go too deep with these 7 mountains today, but I believe this is the “seven mountains” of Revelation 17:9

And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.”

The key is the use of the word “wisdom”; This is not a matter of geography, but of wisdom. These are not literal mountains, but concepts. This is a Satanic strategy to take over the planet. The Christian mandate is to preach the gospel of Salvation by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, and His work on the cross! That is it! As Jesus Himself said …

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

“But now is my kingdom not from hence”, or here! We are not commanded to take over this world, but to teach doctrine and make disciples. Jesus does indeed have a time when He will take over this world, but that time is not dependent on Christians doing anything! We are to do what He commanded us, and He will bring in His Kingdom, in His time!

In their attempt to force the Kingdom, these people will actually enable the Antichrist! Thinking they are serving God, they are actually serving Satan!

In their rush to take over the world, they will be moving their Headquarters back to Babylon Number 1!

Then, after the Beast has used these people to gain power, he will destroy them, and Babylon as well. Then he will move his headquarters to his hometown, the city of seven literal mountains, Amman, Jordan.

At the time of Christ, Amman was known as Philadelphia, but this is not to be confused with the Philadelphia of Revelation 3. That Philadelphia was situated a few miles to the north in what is known today as Turkey. Amman was the original Philadelphia, and I am certain that the Antichrist will use this fact as a deception to trick people into thinking that Amman is really the city of Revelation 3, the most blessed city in the seven letters to the Churches. Amman does make an appearance in Revelation, but not in chapter 3, it is actually the city of Revelation 18!

There is so much more information leading to the identification of the Antichrist as coming from Jordan, I would recommend you read the series of four articles I have written, starting with The Jordanian Antichrist, or for a more detailed exposé you could always pick up a copy of The Spirit of Prophecy.

So yes, while there are numerous cities carrying the spirit of Babylon throughout history, during the End Times there are only three; Rome, the current Babylon, will lose its position to the original Babylon during the Gog and Magog war of Ezekiel 38-39, then at the mid-point of the Tribulation, when the Antichrist destroys the Harlot Church and the city, the spirit of Babylon will move to Amman, Jordan for the last half of the Tribulation period!

And those, my friends, are the Three Babylons of End Times Biblical Prophecy!

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God’s Personal Intervention In Our Lives

Did you ever experience the phenomenon known as “déjà vu”, or have you ever thought of things, or dreamed them, only to have that event happen, either to you or to someone around you?

I want to tell you a story.

This is my story, it is personal and it is amazing. I am not going to tell you the names of the other people involved, because they are still alive and I don’t want to embarrass, or provoke, them. This actually happened to me…

When I was around 12 years old I picked up a book at our church. It was called “Tortured for His Faith” by Haralan Popov. It was the story of a Christian pastor who was imprisoned in Bulgaria and tortured until he confessed to crimes he hadn’t committed. If I remember correctly the communist party had asked him to spy on the members of his congregation, and he refused. Shortly thereafter he had a knock at the door, in the middle of the night, and thus began thirteen years of imprisonment and torture.

Just as an aside, leftists are always the same, and the ongoing “Impeachment” sham in the USA against president Donald Trump, and the Israeli indictments against Benjamin Netanyahu are in the same vein, fake charges of fake crimes, but without the torture… yet!

Now I had thought I was a Christian at the time, though in hindsight I don’t believe I was, but I thought that I needed a plan in case the Communists ever took over in Canada, and it became illegal to be a Christian here. I thought I needed a plan, and I didn’t think Mr. Popov had a very good plan! (In hind sight he did the right thing, but that’s another story)

So, my plan was, and remember that I was 12 years old at the time, that I would go across country, and I would have to change my name. So I thought “How could I make up a name that I would remember. We have all seen TV shows and movies where a person makes up a fake name, and then forgets what he called himself! It could be very embarrassing, and a give-away that one was using an assumed name.

So I thought I would use my middle name as a first name. Most people don’t frequently share their middle name, and everyone remembers theirs; so my middle name would become my first name.

Now, for a last name I couldn’t use my own surname, because then I would have the same name as my father, so I figured out a simple formula; I would remove one letter and double another letter and the result would become my last name.

So, to summarize my thought it would be like this; If I was running away from the police, because I was a Christian, I would replace my name with a name made of my middle name and a modification of my last name. This was a name I would not forget.

And, I didn’t forget that name, and fifteen years later a police officer with that exact name entered my life and married my ex-wife! I was replaced in the life of my ex-wife, by a man with a name I had planned to use to replace my name with! What are the odds of this?

You can be sure I didn’t like this fact one bit. I tried to pass it off as a coincidence, but it has always been a nagging fact in the back of my mind.

Since I had this thought when I was 12, I never told anyone this story, until this year. I never told anyone even a part of it! To be honest it was a little frightening.

I have thought about this event quite a bit this year. I am convinced that this is no coincidence; there is no such thing as a coincidence! This had to be of God!

There are many places in Scripture that say that God knows our thoughts. Here are just a few of them;

And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the Lord searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever. I Chronicles 28:9

And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. Genesis 6:5

But he (Jesus) knew their thoughts, and said to the man which had the withered hand, Rise up, and stand forth in the midst. And he arose and stood forth. Luke 6:8

There are many other places in Scripture where it says the same thing; that God searches the hearts of men. He knows our every thought!

In fact there are many places where Scripture teaches that God will judge us for our thoughts! Here’s one from the ten commandments;

Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s. Exodus 20:17

Most people focus on the wrong things that people have done, but God declares that He has a right to Judge us just for thinking the wrong thoughts!

Look at these passages from 1 Corinthians and Revelation, and see how many sins of the mind are included here;

9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, 10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. I Corinthians 6:910

But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. Revelation of John 21:8

Covetousness, fearfulness, and unbelief are three of the many thought sins which will condemn people to the Lake of Fire! You don’t even have to do anything to merit such punishment! Fearfulness is not the fear of God, but the fear of man; very often we fail to do, or say, the right thing out of the fear of what people will think or say!

Of course Jesus also said;

But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. Matthew 5:28

I’m sure you have heard people say “Its Okay to look, but just don’t touch”! This is bad advice! Jesus can and will throw people into the Lake of Fire for just looking with lust in their hearts!

Indeed, how many of us have not committed these thought sins at some point in our lives? This is a universal problem!

But back to the story I started this with; I was reading Amos chapter 4 last week and verse 13 hit me in a way I had never thought about it before, and it explains what happened to me;

For, lo, he that formeth the mountains, and createth the wind, and declareth unto man what is his thought, that maketh the morning darkness, and treadeth upon the high places of the earth, The Lord, The God of hosts, is his name. Amos 4:13

A lot of bible translations make this phrase say “and declares to man what is God’s thought”, but this is incorrect! In the previous chapter Amos wrote “Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.” (Amos 3:7) So if God declares to His prophets what His secret is that He is about to bring to pass, then “declareth unto man what is his thought” is not saying that He shows his thought to man in general. What He is saying is that God reveals himself by showing us that He knows our thoughts!

What happened to me is that God showed me that He knows my thoughts! He has done similar things quite often in my experience.

What Amos is saying is that God intervenes this way with everyone! He finds ways of showing each of us that He knows our thoughts, but most simply shake their head and say “What an amazing coincidence!” and then they go back to sleep!

The verse just before is very important for setting the context;  This is important for the time when you meet God!

12 Therefore thus will I do unto thee, O Israel: and because I will do this unto thee, prepare to meet thy God, O Israel.

Yes I know it is about Israel, but in fact it extends to the whole human family.  Each of us will meet God one day soon!  We need to be prepared for that event!

We have so many “coincidences” in our lives, that if we were to add up the odds against these things happening it would be astronomical! No! They are not coincidences!  God is always working all over this planet in the lives of each of Adam’s descendants! All seven billion of us!

We all have these amazing events happening in our lives. This is His way of saying “See, I know your thoughts! You need to know that I will hold you accountable for your thoughts. On Judgment Day you will be judged, for your thoughts as well as your actions!”

Our only hope is Jesus Christ! How many fall on their knees, call on the Lord, and confess they are sinners? With these people Jesus takes all their sins, even their sinful thoughts, and nails them to His cross, and He gives them His Righteousness in exchange!

Everyone else has had these experiences, and they have no excuse at all! They had personal evidence that He knew their thoughts, but they did nothing about it!

If you have never done it, I urge you to trust Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour today!  He will take all of your sins, even your thought sins, and put them on His cross, and give you His Righteousness, without which you cannot enter Heaven!  Trust His promises!

That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. Romans 10:9

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Musings on Current Events, November 14, 2019

What can I say? I was greatly disappointed with the results of the recent Canadian election. Not only are the Liberals “low-information voters”, so are the supporters of the NDP, the Green party of Canada, and the Bloc Quebecois!

On top of this there is a concerted effort by the mainstream media, not only in Canada, but also all around the world, to blacklist, and hinder, to denigrate anyone who disagrees with the unscientific “climate consensus”! People who want a discussion, including Climate professionals, are marginalized and called every name in the book!

We are back in 1933, only this time the bad-guys are all over the world! People like the NDP leader, who claims that those who don’t think like him “don’t deserve a platform”, are actually using Nazi techniques to shut-down debate! Meanwhile Democrats like Alan Dershowitz, who is a Jew and nowhere near a Nazi, are called “Nazis” by people who more closely resemble Hitler by their own behaviour!

The world is upside-down! Right is wrong, and evil is good!

Isaiah was talking about our generation when he wrote;

20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

21 Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight! Isaiah 5:20-21

What we are watching in the USA today, the “Impeachment Inquiry” against president Donald Trump, is nothing less than a Stalinist era show-trial, with the accused being considered guilty even before the “trial” (actually a Kangaroo Court) even began!

Something I heard about just the other day; since 1961, every elected Republican president has had Articles of Impeachment filed against them, by Democratic members of congress! (Ford was not elected president) Unbelievable! The Democrats are not democratic in their methodology!

It is the same thing in Israel with the attacks against Netanyahu. To call accepting a gift of cigars, or a bottle of wine from a friend “bribery” boggles the mind! The fact is that his opposition is far more corrupt than he is!

So, when a prophecy student tells you that we are in the last days, make no mistake about it, it is the truth! Unfortunately it is going to get worse!

The giant German bank Deutsche Bank, is in a precarious financial position, with record losses, and recently laying-off 18,000 workers. This largest bank in Europe is in danger of collapse and when it does it will take down the European economy with it! Maybe even the World economy! Numerous analysts have stated that it appears that this will be more significant than the Lehman Brothers collapse of 2008! (Numerous articles are calling Deutsche Bank a “Zombie bank”; it is dead, but still walking!)

As I studied the bible’s End Times prophecies, I came to the conclusion that the European Union will not exist in its current form during the war of Ezekiel 38-39, and in the Tribulation period which will follow! Could the fall of Deutsche Bank be the trigger that begins the implosion of the European Union? Why stay in an economic Union that is not able to manage its own banking system?

The name Magog refers to a group of Eastern European nations including, but not limited to Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Finland, Georgia, and most of the nations in between them! As the EU falls apart these nations will be forced to band together to prevent their members from being swallowed by Russia!

As I write this, Israel has been undergoing a couple of days of rocket attacks from Islamic Jihad in the Gaza strip. Some prophecy watchers have been saying that they believe that this could trigger the Gog and Magog war of Ezekiel 38-39.

There are a couple of factors that would go against this idea;

For one the Psalm 83 war has not yet occurred.

I follow Amir Tsarfati’s analyses on youtube, and while I believe that Amir is a brother in Christ, and he does have a lot of good information in his videos, he has made a mistake with regard to the Psalm 83 war. He has gone on record as saying that he believes the Arab attacks on Israel, from 1948 until now, actually constitute the Psalm 83 war, and that now the next event on the prophetic agenda is the Ezekiel 38-39 war.

I find a lot of Christians, when current events don’t go along with their interpretations of Scripture, often fall back on Augustine’s method of “allegorical interpretation”. While the psalm indicates that there will be One Attack consisting of ten nations which surround Israel, Amir believes that the 20th century attacks with smaller groups of nations being involved is the fulfillment of this prophecy.

There are a couple of problems with this idea;

1. The psalm describes one attack by ten nations (old nations listed by their patriarchs, may not be ten nations today, but it will include the descendants of all ten nations), not sporadic attacks by small handfuls of nations. Biblical prophecy is always fulfilled literally, and exactly!

2. The Psalm begins with the statement “They have taken crafty counsel against thy people…” Again, in none of the wars against Israel have their enemies actions ever been done in a manner that could be described as “crafty”. They made threats, massed their troops on the border, and then attacked!

No, what we are seeing today could be the beginning of a “crafty” strategy; Numerous Arab nations are saying that Israel has a right to defend its borders. Some, such as Saudi Arabia, and Egypt, are actually talking with Israel behind the scenes.

I am afraid that Amir’s credibility will be harmed when the Psalm 83 war occurs, and I wish he would be more careful in saying the psalm 83 war has already occurred; he should say “I think the psalm 83 war has occurred, but I am not certain”.  This would leave some wiggle room!

What if Israel works with Saudi Arabia to take-out the Iranian nuclear facilities? Will this mean that the Saudis are ready to be friends, and to normalize relations with Israel?

Here’s how the Muslim mind works; When they see Israel working together with someone, like Saudi Arabia, to take-down a mutual enemy they will think something like this “Israel has cooperated with us to attack the Iranian Nuclear facilities because they can’t do it on their own! Israel is weak so now is the time to attack them!”

So when we see Israel and the Arabs working together, you can bet the Psalm 83 war is just around the corner! It is not imminent today.

Some prophecy watchers have been saying that they think the Ezekiel war is imminent, with Russia sitting in Syria, just to the north of Israel.

What the Lord says in Ezekiel 38 shows that Israel is in no danger today;

3 And say, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal:

4 And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords:

The only other time in Scripture that the phrase “turn thee back” is used is when Sennacherib was attacking Israel in 2 Kings 19:28 and Isaiah 37:29. In that instance Sennacherib was moving toward Israel, with the purpose of attacking, and God turned him back toward the place he came from, and he left-off his attack.

Using the same logic, if God is going to “turn back Gog and his forces” and then they attack, they must attack at a time when they are moving away from Israel! Since they are on the borders of Israel today, the attack won’t occur until they are leaving the area! In other words, They won’t attack until their leaving the area makes Israel feel secure!

I’m pretty sure Russia will still be in parts of Syria during the Psalm 83 war, and they will see Israel using nuclear devices to defend themselves due to this all-out attack. They won’t attack until a European leader convinces Israel to give-up their nukes in exchange for an iron-clad guarantee of support if Israel is attacked. This agreement will not be the Antichrist’s agreement, but ultimately, after the war, it will serve as the template for the Antichrist’s agreement.

And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate. Daniel 9:27

The word translated as “confirm”, גבר gawbar in the Hebrew, can also mean “to strengthen”, “confirm, or to give strength”, so in the context of the Antichrist’s agreement, he is not the originator of it, but it will be in place before he comes along. I suspect that it will be put in place after the Psalm 83 war, and it will work for a time, providing peace and prosperity for Israel and the Arabs, after their disastrous attack of Psalm 83. The world will see this work, and so after Ezekiel’s war it will be reinstated, and strengthened, and the world will applaud him for it! The problem is, of course, that after 3 1/2 years, he will break his word, and all Hell will break-loose on the earth! I don’t expect to be here by that time, because the Rapture will occur in the aftermath of this same war, and I expect to be with Jesus from then on! I hope you will be with us!

By the way, I don’t believe Vladimir Putin is Gog. I think it is more likely that Gog will be Georgian, since the Georgians are descended from Magog. Joseph Stalin is the perfect type of Gog, since he was Georgian, and he united the whole Soviet empire.

This agreement will also ensure that this Southern European leader, and the nations he controls will be victims in this same attack. Some of the attacking nations will actually think they are attacking the Antichrist, and when he is dead, the world will breathe a sigh of relief, thiinking the Antiichrist is dead, and then the Beast will stand up, and the world will welcome him as a peacemaker!


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The 2019 Canadian Party Leader’s Debate

Usually I don’t comment much about local politics. Canada, while having a very large land-mass, has a very small population, some 30 million, which is close in size to some large cities around the world. We would have been invaded a long time ago if it weren’t for the fact that we are so close to the USA!

My focus is on biblical prophecy, and consequently on political and religious trends in places closer to the heart of biblical prophecy, especially Israel, and the Middle East.

The bible does, however, say that all the armies of the world will join in the attack on Israel, during the Tribulation period, and this will include both the USA and Canada. So, if we are getting closer to that event we should see trends in North America, as well as the rest of the world, which will see us moving closer to a place where it would not be beyond the realm of possibility to think that armies of distant nations, like Canada and the USA might join in an attack on the tiny nation of Israel.

This week the five major parties in the current Canadian election got together for a debate. There were no real surprises in the debate, but it actually does show the mindset of the Canadian people at this time. Represented were the Liberal party of Canada, the New Democratic party, the Green party, the Bloc Quebecois, and the People’s Party of Canada.

Justin Trudeau of the Liberal party of Canada is the incumbent prime minister, and he was the object of the attack of most of the other party leaders. No surprise there. Trudeau is famously unethical, having personally intervened in a police investigation of the SNC Lavalin company. Then he fired the Canadian Attorney General because she refused to go along with his intervention in one of her cases.

Interestingly his defense when confronted on his behaviour was to say that “jobs are more important than ethics”! He didn’t say those words exactly, but this is exactly what he meant!

Unfortunately 5 of the 6 parties represented accept the current Global Warming/Climate Change hysteria as fact, without doing their own investigations into the facts!

There are a lot of websites which have scholarly articles refuting the idea of Anthropogenic Climate Change. One of the best clearing-houses for scholarly articles is Climate Depot, run by journalist Marc Morano. This website has numerous articles, many of which are written by Climate Scientists, and Meteorologists, which show that the real Science does not support the idea that human activity is responsible for climate change.

Another excellent resource is a blog run by Meteorologist, and TV weather personality, Anthony Watts. Mr. Watts is “Green” but he does not accept the idea that human activity is causing Climate Change. There is a lot of good science to be found on this blog!

I was bothered by the statements from Elizabeth May of the Green party, and Mr. Singh from the New Democratic party, as well as the Bloc Quebecois, that there is a “climate emergency”, and that this is the single greatest threat we face today!

I am reminded of that quote from Adolf Hitler “if you repeat a lie, loud enough, and often enough, people will believe it”! Evidently most Canadian politicians are following the teachings of that infamous Nazi leader! By the way, if you believe a lie it doesn’t make it true!

Where is the debate? Where are the facts? Go and look at the websites and articles I have linked to above and below. There is plenty of evidence from real Scientists that there is no climate emergency!

The only political leader in Canada who is thinking for himself is Maxime Bernier. Not only is he not afraid to say “there is no climate emergency” he is also not afraid to say “we need sustainable immigration”!

We need to encourage skilled people to immigrate to Canada, we need people who are not afraid to work, and who are not afraid to learn English or French. We do not need people who come here and stay on welfare! Such people might vote for leftist parties, but they do not make a positive contribution to Canadian society! This is the main reason that Trudeau wants so many immigrants to come to this country; because they will vote for the Liberal party!

Jagmeet Singh, the leader of the New Democrat Party has launched a complaint against the inclusion of Maxime Bernier at the debate. Then at the debate he said “I don’t believe you deserve a platform to incite hatred…”

Talk about arrogance! Mr, Singh thinks that those who have different opinions from him don’t have a right to express their opinions!  Wow!  Mr. Singh clearly does not understand the People’s Party of Canada platform. No doubt he has not taken any time to try to understand it, because he has pre-judged Mr. Bernier. There is no way that Mr. Bernier is pushing any sort of “hate”! He is merely saying “lets sit back and examine what would truly be in the interests of Canada, and Canadians.”

That’s right Mr. Singh is prejudiced against those who hold different opinions than his own! How people can vote for a party that doesn’t understand basic economics is beyond me! The same goes against the Green Party as well. If Canadians elect these parties to the House of Commons they are asking the government to turn Canada into Nicholas Maduro’s Venezuela!

Socialists Hugo Chavez, and his successor Nicholas Maduro took the most successful South American economy and turned it into a basket case, where people have to barter haircuts for bananas just to stay alive!

Every time socialism has been tried, over the last 100 years, people always die! Even where there is not an official policy of incarcerating critics, these governments turn a blind eye to violence and theft! Sweden is Europe’s rape capital, because the Swedish police refuse to hold immigrants accountable when they break the laws of Sweden! The same thing is happening, to a lesser extent, in Britain, Holland, France and Germany! As these nations embrace Socialism they are ignoring the plight of their own citizens!

South Africa is no longer able to feed itself, because they are kicking the white farmers off their land, and those who end up with those farms are unable, or unwilling, to grow enough food for the country! South Africa is also the world’s rape capital, where 25% of the nations women can expect to be raped at some point in their lives!

This is what Socialism does to nations!

By the way, Adolf Hitler was the leader of the Nationalist Socialist German Workers Party, which was shortened to Nazi! When you include the Socialists of Russia, China, Vietnam, Cuba, and the rest of the world, the death toll from Socialism over the last century is easily 150 million dead!

Socialists consider people to be tools and property, and worthless if they think for themselves! This is not very different from the modern Green movement which considers people to be “harmful to the environment”! They consider the use of carbon-based fuels to keep warm in the winter to be an act against the environment! No doubt if the Green party of Canada ever gets the upper hand they will enact policies that will make life much worse for Canadians! Do you think Trudeau’s Carbon Tax is expensive today? Just wait until the Greens and/or the NDP take power! Forget about disposable income; you won’t have any!

It reminds me of the Georgia Guide Stones with their “ten commandments for the New Age”. The first “commandment” they have inscribed on them is “Maintain Humanity Under 500,000,000 in Perpetual Balance With Nature”! Think about it, Even when this was written, in 1980, billions of people would have to die to bring this about! Today with a world population of around 7 Billion, it means that 6 1/2 Billion people will have to die to make this a reality! These people think that they are good, but in reality they are devilish!

The last “commandment” on the Georgia Guide Stones reads Be not a cancer on the earth – leave room for nature – leave room for nature” This is particularly disturbing because they are comparing human life to a cancer! The Nazis dehumanized the Jews in order to justify their attempt to eradicate them from the planet. Now the New Age Movement is doing the same with their fellow man! Oh, but they intend to be the ones who survive to repopulate the earth!

This would be alarming if it weren’t for the fact that Jesus Christ is still the one in control. The New Age Movement will find themselves coming up against the Lord, and He will have the victory!

Is the “Green” push to curb the use of fossil fuels an attempt to reduce the population of this planet? I think it is! I think you and I are in danger from these so-called “Green” earth worshippers! Their intentions toward their fellow man are evil!

One hundred years ago, 500,000 people around the world, died every winter! Today, the number is around 20,000 death’s from exposure to the cold! That’s a 96% decrease in annual deaths from exposure! Did you know that the reason is the invention of natural gas and oil furnaces? The use of fossil fuels has saved millions of lives! Fossil fuel technology is good technology!

Can you imagine what would happen if everyone had to heat their homes with firewood, today? How long would it be until the world’s forests would be decimated? People used to have very short lives due to the lung diseases caused by breathing in wood smoke all winter, every year! The use of fossil fuels has extended the average life expectancy by decades! Do you think the Liberals/NDP/Green parties have ever looked at the life-saving benefits of fossil fuels?

I don’t think they ever have, but I do think they have a plan to make heating your home with natural gas too expensive for the average Canadian, all in the interests of “saving the planet”!

Conversely, so-called “Green Energy”, wind turbines to be precise, are the worlds number one killers of birds and bats! It is estimated that the number of birds and bats killed by wind turbines each year in the USA is around 140,000 – 550,000 birds and 600,000 bats! The solar farms in the southern USA fry birds that fly over them by the thousands!

Don’t tell me that the proponents of Green energy love the environment, they don’t care at all for wildlife! Jesus tells us that He will have to intervene personally or these people would destroy all life on earth! (see Matthew 24:21-22)

What it’s all about is power! Not electrical power but power over you, and they are willing to kill millions of animals to get it! Will they stop at animals? Not if what we have seen above is true! What will they do when they get this power over you? They will turn you into a serf, without any rights or property! If you oppose them they will do to you the same as Stalin did to those who opposed him! As many as 60,000,000 (sixty million) people were killed in the Soviet Gulags, their only crime was having a different opinion than Stalin!

Certainly it is my hope that these leftist parties won’t win this election, but even if there is a Liberal minority government, being propped up by the NDP or the Greens, it will give these parties too much power! While the Conservatives today are just another globalist party, at least they are moving more slowly towards a global government, so I would prefer a Conservative government over a government dominated by Socialist parties.

I expect that after the Rapture, the worst governments will be elected all around the world. There won’t be any Christians in those governments, and in the electorate either! That will be the time of the Great Tribulation, and the dead around the world will indeed be very close to what the authors of the Georgia Guidestones imagined, only in the end it will be Jesus of Nazareth who wins, and not the New Age!

If you are Canadian, and eligible to vote in this election, I urge you to exercise your right to vote!



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The Loaves and the Fishes, and the Body of Christ

Have you ever noticed how so many professing Christians take parts of the Scriptures out-of-context? It is easy to do, really! Sometimes the context of Scripture actually changes mid-verse, or mid-sentence even!

In order to really understand what any passage means you need to read the passages before and after, but you also need to consult all the Scriptures which touch on the same subject! The reason is this:

9 Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me, 10 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure: Isaiah 46:9-10

Because God knows all things at all times, he can’t make statements that contradict Himself! There are apparent contradictions, but when you understand what is being said, you find that He never actually contradicted Himself. It is only our understanding that is dim, and we often force contradictions into our interpretations, due to our limited knowledge!

One passage that is frequently taken out-of-context, with disastrous results, is found in John 6. In fact it appears that they are doing what I have recommended above, but they are not. They do use multiple verses, but they ignore Jesus’ own explanation;

I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world. John 6:51


Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you.  Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.  For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.  He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him.  As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me.  This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever. John 6:53-58

Then they go to the Last Supper and what Jesus said there;

 And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body.  And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it;  For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. Matthew 26:26-28

 And as they did eat, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and brake it, and gave to them, and said, Take, eat: this is my body.  And he took the cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them: and they all drank of it.  And he said unto them, This is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many.  Verily I say unto you, I will drink no more of the fruit of the vine, until that day that I drink it new in the kingdom of God. Mark 14:22-25

Its not wrong to cross-reference these Scriptures, but stopping here does not cover all the passages that touch this teaching, and thus it leaves our understanding incomplete! We also need to read Luke’s Gospel, Paul’s teaching in 1 Corinthians, and indeed we need to complete reading John 6 as well!

And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me. Luke 22:19

Hmmm, “this do in remembrance of me” certainly should be taken as a clue that He is not telling us that the bread and wine of the last supper becomes the literal blood and body of Jesus Christ.

Paul also affirms this interpretation;

And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. I Corinthians 11:24

Yes, Paul also states very clearly that this celebration of the Lord’s Supper is to be a memorial, for the root of the word “remembrance” is the same as the root of “memorial”, the memory i.e. to remember!

But what about the rest of John chapter 6?

Earlier in John 6 Jesus fed the five thousand men (plus women and children) with the five loaves and two fish. This miracle is not insignificant; they ate the literal loaves and fishes, but Jesus is clear that His flesh and blood is spiritual, and not literal.

They asked a question, and His answer is totally relevant to the conversation which is about to follow;

28 Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God? 29 Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.

So, what “work” must we do to do the work of God? We must believe in the one He has sent, the Lord Jesus Christ! It is belief in Him that saves, not actual work!  (It is not to believe that He existed, but that His work on the cross is sufficient for us.)

But is this something different than the statement that “Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day”?

No! Absolutely not! He is talking about the same thing! Just keep on reading;

61 When Jesus knew in himself that his disciples murmured at it, he said unto them, Doth this offend you? 62 What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before? 63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life. 64 But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who should betray him.

He is talking about the same subject all the way through. He is not changing the subject!

When He says “What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before?” He is rebuking the idea that they could eat his physical body! He is saying essentially “How can you eat this body, if you see it ascend up to Heaven?” or “How are you going to get there to get at it, in order to eat it?”

While he had just multiplied the loaves and fishes, he is not thinking that his body could be literally multiplied like that! Not at all! Churches that teach that it is His literal body which could be multiplied are taking the whole conversation out-of-context! Truly it is like the loaves and fishes, but in a spiritual sense!  His grace is multiplied to all who believe!

Notice verse 63. “It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.”

This is the key to the whole conversation; It is the spirit that gives eternal life. This life comes from the Holy Spirit.

When he says “ the flesh profiteth nothing” who’s flesh is He talking about? Its His flesh, of course! If you ate Jesus literal flesh you would still be lost in your sins! Look, if you licked-up a little of His blood from under the cross, and if you snuck into his tomb and snipped off an ear-lobe and ate it, you would still be going to Hell!

Where does eternal life come from? He just told us; “the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life”

The Holy Spirit comes in the words of Jesus! Eternal life is not something you can earn with a physical action!

When Jesus says “Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you”, what He means is that you must read His words, this is like taking a bite of Him. Then you must think about what His words mean; this is like chewing on His flesh! Then you must believe what He has said; this is like swallowing Him!

The person of Jesus Christ is carried in His words, and not only in His words, but in the words of all of His chosen spokesmen, from Moses, all the way to John!  He is synonymous with His Words!  Jesus is the Word of God!

The 66 books of the bible are the greatest treasure ever given to mankind! It is all His Word, and we ought not to neglect this life-giving book! The message of this library is our only hope! (Note: the original bible is preserved in the Ben Chayyim Hebrew text, and the Textus Receptus, Greek text. All other texts are doctored, by unbelieving men, and are not reliable!)

 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:  That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works. 2 Timothy 3:16-17

The words of the Lord are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.  Thou shalt keep them, O Lord, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever. Psalm 12:6-7

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My Testimony

Well, I took a break from blogging for a few months. This has been a tough year; first with the passing of my father in March, and then from a personal attack by a person in my family. To top it off we had a flood in our basement in the early spring, and so we spent the summer water-proofing our foundation.

When you work on an older house, you can expect the unexpected. Our home was built in 1960, which is not that old (it is older than me!), but we found surprises around every corner! Doing the work ourselves was an educational experience, and we saved a lot of money, but it actually took the whole summer! (We had one welcome short trip to the Ark Encounter near Cincinnati, but otherwise all we did was work on it!)

To be honest, I was not eager to do a lot of blogging, so our construction project was a welcome diversion. The personal attack was truly an attack from Satan, and I lost some sleep over it, but I also learned to lean on the Lord Jesus Christ more than ever!

If someone says you are too sinful to be saved, you can be sure that person does not know God!

It got me thinking that I haven’t really shared my testimony on Housetops. This is something that I need to rectify.  Let me start right now…

I first prayed “the Sinners Prayer” when I was five years old. I certainly did understand the gospel at that time, but really it was only in theory, and I wasn’t truly saved. I really didn’t think I was that bad, and I also thought I would be the best person to rule my own life. How wrong I was! He let me make a mess of my life before I came to Him in humility.

When I was 12 years old I read a book called “Tortured for His Faith” by Haralan Popov, and I was shocked by the treatment Christians behind the Iron Curtain had to endure at the hands of the secret police. While I counted Mr. Popov as a hero at that time, I also resolved to approach the problem of persecution in a different way; I decided that if it became illegal to be a Christian, that I would run, and live under a pseudonym.

Like I said I thought I was a Christian, but really I wasn’t!

The question I asked myself was “How could I come up with a name that I could remember under pressure?” I realized that under pressure one might forget a name that one had made-up out of thin air.

So what I thought was that I would use my middle name, and modify my last name by removing one letter, and doubling another (my last name was much shorter than Knezacek when I was young, as my father had changed his name to an English name before he married my mother.)

Well, to make a long story short, fifteen years later, after the failure of my first marriage, and my own surrendering to the Lord Jesus, my ex-wife married a police officer with the exact name I had made up in my head when I was twelve years old!

I had never talked to anyone about my thoughts on this matter until this year after my father’s funeral. No one on earth knew what I had been thinking, so is this just a coincidence?

There is no such thing as a coincidence!

It was almost as if someone knew my thoughts! In fact the bible declares that God searches the hearts of men in many places.

I the Lord search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings. Jeremiah 17:10

Yes indeed, God does know our thoughts! If you think back to your own history I’m sure you will find similar “coincidences”. I am certain that God does this with every one of us, but most just put it down to “coincidence”! Unfortunately most won’t remember until Judgment day!

When I was dating that young woman I had once said to her “I worship you”. No sooner had I said it than I knew, deep down, that I was wrong to say such a thing, even though it was true; it was a violation of the first commandment! God’s Law is the thing that convicts us of our sins. I knew this, even though I was not living for the Lord at the time.

Now looking back, I realize that it was God who did this, to show me that He does indeed know my thoughts, and to show me that He is the one in control, not men, and not me! I think that He took away my first wife because she stood between me and Him!

The divorce was not God’s fault, it was my fault.

After we were separated I came to the end of myself. I fell on my knees and asked Jesus to save me, and He did, but He did not give my wife back to me. When He saved me He put all of my sins on the Cross of Calvary. As a teenager I had committed many gross sins, but Jesus took them all upon Himself and He set me free!

No it doesn’t mean that I have lived sinless since then, but the nature and frequency of my sins changed. I was no longer living in rebellion against God, but actually became sensitive to His desires. Still, don’t allow anyone to tell you that Christians live sinless lives once they become saved.

8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us. 1 John 1:8-10

Notice that verse 8 is in the present tense; we still have sin, even after being saved! This is why we must put off this fleshly body and take on a new immortal body, to be with the Lord!

Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. I Corinthians 15:50

When the Christian Church rules the world with Jesus Christ we will be in our eternal bodies, without the tendency to sin any more!  He will not need to act as a priest in Heaven, but will be free to be the King of Kings, on the earth!

When I was getting ready to marry my second wife I searched the Scriptures to see if it would be acceptable with God. I was even willing to forego a second marriage if that was His will, but I found that He was not opposed to this relationship, although I would have to give up any idea of being a Pastor, Deacon or Elder. He has not prohibited me from teaching and writing.

When I married my first wife she was already expecting our son; when my second wife and I married, she was a virgin until our wedding night. Jesus was already changing me before my second marriage, and though I am not yet perfect, He is still working on me!

Since being saved I have found these “coincidences” keep on occurring, although usually they focus on the Word of God. Often I find the preacher speaking from the same passage I was reading the week before, and some times I find that my son and I will be reading parallel passages without coordinating with each other beforehand.

Once, when walking my dog, I was thinking about how “the beast from the sea” in Revelation 13:1 is a reference to the fact that the Antichrist will come from the Gentile nations, and “the beast from the land” refers to the Jewish background of the False Prophet (the LAND of Israel). My thought was “If the Antichrist comes from the Gentile nations, how will he sell himself to Israel as being their Messiah?”

I didn’t have an answer, and went to bed pretty much forgetting about it, but evidently God heard me, or was directing my thoughts, and the next morning as I opened my bible to Isaiah 63:1 I saw the answer to my question;

1 Who is this that cometh from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? this that is glorious in his apparel, travelling in the greatness of his strength? I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save.

Edom was the name given to the descendants of Jacob’s brother Esau, and Bozrah is a region in Edom, which is now a part of the modern nation of Jordan.

As you go through the context of the passage you will realize that this is about Jesus at His return; He will come to the believers of Israel as they are hiding from the Antichrist in Jordan, but if you take it out-of-context you can make it say that the Messiah will come from Edom, or from the descendants of Jacob’s brother Esau.

Up until this point I had always thought that the Antichrist will come from Rome, but then I realized that there aren’t any verses like this about Rome! If the Antichrist came from Rome he won’t have any Scripture, either in or out of context, to support his claim to be God in the flesh!

I also found another one in Habakuk 3:3

God came from Teman, and the Holy One from mount Paran. Selah. His glory covered the heavens, and the earth was full of his praise.

Teman and Paran are regions in Edom, or the modern nation of Jordan. The context is the same as in Isaiah 63; “the return of the Lord.”  And again, the Antichrist will be able to use this verse to support his claim to be the Messiah, just so long as he takes it out-of-context. He will also use the next verse as well;

4 And his brightness was as the light; he had horns coming out of his hand: and there was the hiding of his power.

When you see rock music fans holding up their fists with the index and pinkie fingers extended, they are making the sign of the Antichrist, and it comes from Habakkuk 3:4, as a sign of Jesus Christ! Of course it is, because the Antichrist is a counterfeit of Jesus Christ, and the things he will do will be counterfeits of the things Jesus will do!

So, if you are a great sinner like me, then surrender to Jesus Christ, confess Him as Lord, and He will forgive you and give you a place in His Kingdom! He Loves you, and died in your place. And remember…

All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out. John 6:37


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Rarely or “Almost Not”?

Have you ever noticed that every day, when people use modern bible versions, it is very difficult to follow along, if you are using another version?

This happens to me every week. I attend a church where any bible is acceptable. Frequently the KJV is used, but if someone uses another version no one complains.

The other day one of the speakers was using a modern version and when he got to 1 Peter 4:18 it read something like this;

18 If it is hard for a man who is right with God to be saved, what will happen to the sinner? (New Life Version)

Or maybe it was the NIV;

18 And, “If it is hard for the righteous to be saved, what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?”

Or the CEV?

“If good people barely escape, what will happen to sinners and to others who don’t respect God?”

I am not sure which version was in use, but the sense was the same as these.

Do you see what I see? There are some serious problems with these translations!

The NLV says it is “hard for a man who is right with God, to be saved”! In other words, you might be right with God and still not be saved!

The NIV says “ it is hard for the righteous to be saved”. Again, according to the NIV translators, you might be “righteous” and still NOT SAVED!

The CEV says “good people barely escape”, as if salvation depends on being good!

The very definition of “Righteous” and “right with God” is “Saved”! As the bible says “there is none righteous, no not one”, so if God calls you “righteous” then it is because you have His righteousness! If you have His righteousness, then by the very definition, you are saved!

You see, if you are using translations like these, you are relying on the work of people who don’t understand Scripture! It seems like they are using a lexicon and randomly choosing one of the translations!

The Greek is the word μολις, mol’is

Thayer definition;

1) with difficulty, hardly

2) not easily, i.e. scarcely, very rarely

Strong’s definition;

with difficulty: – hardly, scarce(ly), with much work.

Now, all of these definitions are legitimate translations of the word in question, but only one is the word intended by the Author.

Compare these translations to Jesus statements;

28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. Matthew 11:28-30

Have you ever heard someone use the word “scarcely” like this? “I was late, and I scarcely made it to the train on time!” I have! It was kind of like they got to the station as the train was already pulling out, and had to run and jump on the last car just as it left the station!

In other words, they did make it to the train, but only just barely!

Here is another one;

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. I John 1:7

So, what cleanses us from all sin? Is it our work? Is it something we have done? Absolutely NOT! There is nothing in all of creation that can cleanse us from all sin, from any sin, except the blood of Jesus Christ!

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 3:15

Of course you need to read the context of this verse, but if you do you will find that it is all about those who are “in Christ Jesus”! A saved person who’s work was done with the wrong motive, or who’s work was useless for the cause of the Gospel, will find that he/she was wasting their time, but they themselves will still be saved, like a person pulled out of a burning building with nothing but their life!

The New English Bible does a pretty good job with this verse, but I don’t recommend this bible because of other issues, nevertheless it is useful to take a look at this translation;

18 And if the righteous are barely saved, what will become of the ungodly and sinners?

This is the exact meaning I get out of the KJV, but many of the popular modern versions don’t!  Many of the others make it seem like salvation is something you have to work for and still may not make it, or that you could be righteous and yet not saved! Aargh!

Here is the Gold Standard;

And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear? I Peter 4:18 (KJV/AV)

Here’s an interesting idea; why don’t we look at the definition of the English word “scarcely”?

Here’s the Cambridge Dictionary definition;



uk ​ /ˈskeə us ​ /ˈ

scarcely adverb (ONLY JUST)

C2 almost not:

I was scarcely able to move my arm after the accident.

I could scarcely believe it when she said she wanted to marry me.

used to say that something happened immediately after something else happened:

I had scarcely sat down/Scarcely had I sat down to eat when the phone rang.




Wow! This is the exact same as the “hardly” meaning of the Greek word “μολις”, or “mol’is”! It is no wonder the KJV used this word, “only just” is the perfect meaning, which can also be translated as “scarcely” or “barely”.

You are best off using a translation done by people who know the Lord themselves, and not one done by “professional” translators! The level of scholarship in modern graduates is seriously lacking in the graduates of the big-name universities! They cannot be trusted!

The KJV is the bible of the martyrs! 85% of this bible is the work of one man, William Tyndale, who was rewarded for his work by being burned at the stake!  Frankly, I don’t know of a modern version that is worth dying for!

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How Important is Biblical Prophecy?

Have you ever noticed how so many Churches avoid biblical End Times prophecy? When I was young in the 70s and 80s, we heard preachers speak about the Rapture and the Great Tribulation quite frequently. It was like, if they were preaching through 1 Corinthians and got to chapter 15, they would just continue and talk about the Rapture, because that was a part of the text. Or, if they were preaching through 2 Peter, they would talk about the  second coming of Christ, because it is a part of the text.

It seems like today, many preachers select their text in order to avoid talking about the Return of Christ, the Rapture, or the Tribulation period. And this seems very strange since we are so close to these events!

Most Christians are aware that between 1/4 and 1/3 of Scripture was prophetic when it was written. If we were to follow the divine guidelines, we would hear prophecy being spoken of at least once in every 4 sermons! It does not mean that the entirety of every fourth sermon would be about prophecy, but if it is in the text it should not be avoided!

All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: II Timothy 3:16

Even the teaching of prophecy should motivate us to holy living!

Jesus establishes His own credentials on the fulfillment of prophecy!

Over and over again, we read words like “that the words of the prophet_____ might be fulfilled…”, or “it is written…”

The prophecies of the first coming of Christ begin in Genesis 3 and go right through to the end of the Old Testament. They are very important! Without these prophecies we would NOT KNOW who the Messiah is, or what He did for us!

“All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying,…”Matthew 21:4

“And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.” Luke 24:44

“That the saying of Esaias the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spake…” John 12:38

But those things, which God before had shewed by the mouth of all his prophets, that Christ should suffer, he hath so fulfilled. Acts 3:18

Here’s an amazing thing; Those who do not believe the prophecies of the bible are the very people who end up fulfilling these same prophecies! Not only is this true of the generation that crucified Christ, but those who don’t read and believe the End Times prophecies will also vote for, and promote the Antichrist!

For they that dwell at Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they knew him not, nor yet the voices of the prophets which are read every sabbath day, they have fulfilled them in condemning him. Acts 13:27

Paul referred to this very thing in I Thessalonians 5:3

For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.

You see, the people he is referring to here will see an End Times event and, because they did not study this event previously, they will misinterpret it to be something it is not! I am referring to the Gog and Magog war, of Ezekiel 38-39, of course.

Some of the preachers I heard as a youth, taught that this event is actually an early Tribulation event, and thus “we won’t be here for it”. This is incorrect, of course, but at least they preached about it!

It was not until the early 1990s that I heard Grant Jeffery show that there are some statements in Ezekiel 38-39 that indicate it will occur at some time before the 7 year Tribulation period begins.

For instance, the fact that Israel will burn the weapons left behind by the invading forces, for seven years is strong internal evidence that this event will occur at some time before The Time of Jacob’s Trouble begins; at the 3 1/2 year point of the Tribulation, the Antichrist will stop the sacrifices and oblations in the Temple in Jerusalem, and all Hell will break loose! At this point all normal business will stop and a great war will be triggered! The believers of Israel will flee to the wilderness, and many of the unbelievers will pick-up weapons to fight the Antichrist and his armies!

Mr. Jeffery was absolutely correct on this point, but there is more evidence that this war is a Church-Age war; Zephaniah 2:1-3 makes some very important statements regarding this time period, statements that amount to a rule for interpreting Scripture!

1 Gather yourselves together, yea, gather together, O nation not desired;

2 Before the decree bring forth, before the day pass as the chaff, before the fierce anger of the Lord come upon you,

3 Seek ye the Lord, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the Lord’s anger. Zeph. 2:1-3

Who is the “nation not desired”?

This is Israel, of course, but there is something else we need to consider when looking at this passage; context. The context is End Times, and in fact Church-age. What does the bible say about the believers of Israel during the Church Age?

There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. Galatians 3:28

So the “nation not desired” can only be the unbelievers of Israel! Look at verse 2; “before the fierce anger of the Lord come upon you”. You need to realize that the Lord is NOT ANGRY with the Jews who believe in Jesus, or Yeshua! They are NOT in view in Zephaniah 2:1-2, because they are a part of the Church of Jesus Christ!

They are mentioned in verse 3, but I’ll get to that shortly…

What “day” is he talking about in verse 2 “before the day pass as the chaff”? This is the second day of the Church-age, spoken of by Hosea the prophet;

5:15 I will go and return to my place, till they acknowledge their offence, and seek my face: in their affliction they will seek me early. 6:1 Come, and let us return unto the Lord: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up. 2 After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight.

The “affliction” is the Wrath of God.  They will come to Him early in the Tribulation period, once they realize that they have been left behind as He has taken the Church to Heaven!

Peter was referring to these days in 2 Peter 3:

2 That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour:

3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,

4 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.

5 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:

6 Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:

7 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.

8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.

Peter was referring to Psalm 90, the psalm of Moses, and his reference to a “thousand years as a day” as being the outline of the time the Lord will leave and return. When did the Lord leave Israel? It was 40 (24 hour) days after the resurrection, so His physical return is tied to this date. No one knows the exact date He left, so the closest we can come is somewhere between AD28-33, so His return will be about 2,000 years from that date, or somewhere around AD2028-2033. Of course Hosea say that it will be AFTER the anniversary of His leaving, it will NOT be before that date!

So the “day” that Israel will return to the land is the second day of the Church-Age. It started in the late 1,800s and will continue until all of Jacob’s unbelieving descendants are in the land.

The believers of Israel, and the believers of the Gentiles are both mentioned in Zephaniah 2:3 as “the meek of the earth”, and the place they are hidden in is the “mansions” in Heaven which Jesus mentioned in John 14:2, and the bridal chambers Isaiah spoke of in 26:20! Same place! (Some modern translations render Eretz as land, but this is incorrect in this context; it can only be “meek of the earth” since the “nation not desired” can only be unbelievers, thus verse 3 is a different subject than 1-2)

So the rule we can take from Zephaniah 2 could be summarized as “When you find a passage in the Scriptures which speaks of Israel returning to the land, you are in a passage that must be timed to be a part of the Church-Age”!

So now go and read Ezekiel 39:25-29.

Notice that now, after the Gog and Magog is over, God will bring back the last members of Israel to the Land, and He will not leave any of them among the Gentiles at this point! This tells us that this war is the last major event of the Church-Age! Note also that if it is still the Church-Age, then the Christians will still be here on the earth!

Look at verse 28;

Then shall they know that I am the Lord their God, which caused them to be led into captivity among the heathen: but I have gathered them unto their own land, and have left none of them any more there.

Now go and read the last 2 verses of Isaiah 27;

12 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall beat off from the channel of the river unto the stream of Egypt, and ye shall be gathered one by one, O ye children of Israel.

13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the great trumpet shall be blown, and they shall come which were ready to perish in the land of Assyria, and the outcasts in the land of Egypt, and shall worship the Lord in the holy mount at Jerusalem.

Again, we see the last remnants of Israel being gathered at the time that God beats-off Israel’s enemies from the Euphrates to the Nile in Egypt. The phrase “one by one” is an indication that there are not a lot of them left before this event, but now even these last stragglers will be brought back to the land.  This is the last great sign of imminent Rapture!

Many Jews do not wish to return to the land of Israel, today.  I am convinced that they do not want to be there for The Time of Jacob’s Trouble. So the Lord will allow them to incorrectly interpret the Gog/Magog war as being this time period.  This explains why they will only return after this war is over.  So they will return after Gog/Magog, only to find themselves face-to-face with the Antichrist, the little horn!

Notice the “great trumpet” in verse 13. I am convinced that this is the “last trump” Paul spoke of in 1 Corinthians 15:52. This trumpet does “dual duty”, calling the last remnants of Israel home to the land, and calling the Church to meet the Lord in the air!

It is either this Trumpet, or another one later! I say it must be this one, because there can not be more than one “the great trumpet”!

51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,

52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 1 Corinthians 15:51-52

Now, there is something else you need to take note of; I have not given you a day nor an hour! When you see the events of Ezekiel 39, you will still not know the day nor the hour of the Rapture! You will only know that the Rapture is close! You will see that it is very close, but you still won’t know the exact timing. You won’t know it until your feet leave this earth and you meet the Lord in the Air!

So now, set aside your sin, and get ready, we don’t have much time left!

Maranatha! Come, Lord Jesus!

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Have You Committed The Unforgiveable Sin?

Since my father’s funeral, around a month ago, I have been under Satanic attack the likes of which I have not seen in my adult life.

It seems that some people in my family have not forgiven things I did over 40 years ago, when I was a teen.

Satan takes situations like this and points his bony finger at you and says “See, you are too evil for God to forgive”! Or he might say “You were a Christian when you did that, and now you cannot be forgiven!” Yes, these thoughts actually do come from Satan, and not from God!

I wrestled with this and even had a few sleepless nights. Nights spent in prayer, and worry. Self-recrimination.

I also spent a lot of time in the Word of God. This should be the first place we go to when Satan attacks, but it often is the last.

I read through John’s Epistles, and many other passages as well, and I came upon this passage in 1 John 5;

16 If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death, he shall ask, and he shall give him life for them that sin not unto death. There is a sin unto death: I do not say that he shall pray for it.

Funny how we often don’t compare Scripture with Scripture. My thought, when I first read this is, “How do I know if I have committed a sin unto death?”, the passage itself does not elaborate on what this sin could be. Then it came to me; Jesus spoke about the unforgiveable sin in Matthew 12. This has to be the same sin, since there is only one;

31 Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.

32 And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.

Of course you need to read the context of the passage to understand what Jesus is talking about; There is a direct link between the event that had just transpired and Jesus’ statement here;

22 Then was brought unto him one possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb: and he healed him, insomuch that the blind and dumb both spake and saw.

23 And all the people were amazed, and said, Is not this the son of David?

24 But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils.

25 And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand:

26 And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand?

27 And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast them out? therefore they shall be your judges.

28 But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you.

29 Or else how can one enter into a strong man’s house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? and then he will spoil his house.

30 He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.

So, Jesus had been casting devils out of people, and the Pharisees had attributed this work of the Holy Spirit to be the work of Satan! They had witnessed a genuine miracle of God and thought within themselves, that this miracle was accomplished with the power of Satan! They didn’t even have to say this out loud, the Holy Spirit had understood their thoughts and declared that they had committed the unforgiveable sin!

For years I thought that we don’t really see any real, genuine, miracles of God every day, so this sin wouldn’t really apply today. I did realize that the rapture of the Church is a real genuine miracle that the world will soon see, and that those who attribute this event as the work of Alien Beings are essentially doing the same thing; The “alien” beings that people occasionally have encounters with are actually evil spirits, and certainly Satan is among them. So, on that day those who make this attribution will have committed the unforgiveable sin, and they will be lost for all eternity.

Then it hit me; We actually do see real genuine miracles of God every day on this planet! We do! Every time a sinner comes to Christ, and receives Him, and his work on the cross, a real genuine miracle has occurred in our midst!

When Jesus saved me it was a real genuine miracle of God! My Salvation was no less of a miracle than the day that Jesus cast that demon out of that man in Matthew 12:22!

So, in this light, how do people commit the unforgiveable sin today?

Its simple really; when a criminal gets saved in prison, and people say “He is just saying that so he can get out of prison early!” they have committed this same sin. Essentially they are saying that “this person is Satanically using a profession of faith for their own gain, but there is nothing but Satanic cynicism behind this profession”!

When every sinner comes to Christ there are inevitably those who say essentially the same thing! Our world is full of Pharisees today! They are not necessarily Jewish. They can be Catholic, Anglican, Baptist, Presbyterian, etc. but by attributing the work of God to be the work of Satan, they have actually committed the unforgiveable sin!

How does this sin play-out in real life? How does the Holy Spirit condemn these people for all eternity? Does he break His promise that “All who call on the name of the Lord shall be saved”?


All He has to do is just to stop what He has been sent here to do, with that individual, and they will never call upon the name of the Lord! Here is what Jesus said is the purpose of the Holy Spirit;

7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.

8 And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:

9 Of sin, because they believe not on me;

10 Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more;

11 Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.

12 I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.

13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.

14 He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you. John 16:7-14

The work of the Holy Spirit is to convict us of sin. We cannot come to Jesus, in sorrow for our sins, unless the Holy Spirit shows us that we are sinners, in need of a Saviour! This role is essential for our Salvation! He convicts us of sin out of the absolute goodness of His heart! When He does this He is doing us the greatest favour a person has ever received!

When someone attributes the work of the Holy Spirit to be the work of Satan, He is insulted, and all He has to do to condemn these people is to stop communicating with them! He just lifts His hands off of them and they will end up going to their grave, thinking that they were right all along!

9 And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not.

10 Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed. Isaiah 6:9-10

John speaks of this same passage in John 16

37 But though he had done so many miracles before them, yet they believed not on him:

38 That the saying of Esaias the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spake, Lord, who hath believed our report? and to whom hath the arm of the Lord been revealed?

39 Therefore they could not believe, because that Esaias said again,

40 He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them.

You see, God has not changed, and neither has mankind. There are many Pharisees among us, not only in Churches, but also in the secular world. Today there is a hard-hearted, unforgiving spirit that has taken over the world, which will not give a second chance to people who make even one mistake! These people can easily see the sins of others, but they cannot see their own sin!

To people like this, God is a destroyer of evil, but they neglect to look at themselves through the lens of Scripture, which shows us all to be evil!

As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: Romans 3:10

For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Romans 3:23

And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God. Mark 10:18

People are not good! The best people in our society, are evil in God’s eyes! Only God is good!

Sometimes there are people in the bible who are called “good”, but you need to realize that this is a relative statement; some people are less-bad than others, so relatively we might say that they are “good” in comparison to others, but in absolute terms they are not good on their own. Any goodness they have is actually a gift from God!

For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Rom. 6:23

Salvation cannot be earned! It is a gift from God! God is so Holy that we cannot attain to that level of perfection on our own.

Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified. Galatians 2:16

But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away. Isaiah 64:6

The word in Isaiah which is translated as “filthy rags” actually means “menstrual rags”. What God is saying is that if you try to lay your works of righteousness before Him, as reason that He should let you into Heaven, it is like you were laying soiled feminine products at His feet! How disgusting! How revolting! How insulting to the King of Kings!

Don’t try it! You will be disappointed with the result!

This is why God sent us a Saviour! Because He knew we could not save ourselves! It is an impossibility!

6 For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.

7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.

8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. Romans 5:6-9

Jesus is the only Saviour!

8 But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;

9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. Romans 10:8-11

It is so simple that even a child can understand it! Jesus wants us all to be saved. Those who remain lost are those who, in their own pride, refuse to accept the witness of the Holy Spirit, that they are sinners before God!

35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.

37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.

38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,

39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:35-39

Jesus is so good! Why would anyone even attempt to go to Heaven in their own righteousness? Even the attempt to earn Heaven is an affront to God! To think that God can be appeased with a few trinkets is so insulting to Him that it boggles the mind!

I hope you, my friends, have chosen Jesus Christ, and His Gospel. He is our only hope!

One last thing; if you worry that you might have committed the unforgiveable sin, you haven’t! Those who have, don’t ever worry about it!


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