John 18:1-13 – The Betrayal of Judas

Dear Friends,

Greetings in Christ.

When we left off in our last post, Jesus had just finished his high-priestly prayer, probably at or in the temple, which would have been left open for the Passover.

A few years prior to the destruction of the temple in 70 AD, the Romans desired a census to be taken in Jerusalem at Passover. Since the Jews did not believe in census taking based on 2 Samuel 24, the sheep for the Passover were counted instead. According to Josephus, 256,500 lambs were killed in a single day in Jerusalem on Passover, circa 66-70 AD (The Wars of the Jews 6.9.3). Rewind to 32 AD; as Jesus was preparing to face his cross, I think it is safe to say that Jerusalem would have likewise been packed with people who came from far and wide to celebrate the feast. (1)

 Father, give us understanding as we read thy word, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

 

John 18:1-13
1 When Jesus had spoken these words, he went forth with his disciples over the brook Cedron [See´• dron], where was a garden, into the which he entered, and his disciples.

As Jesus crossed over the Cedron (or Kidron), He knew that soon it would be red with the blood of hundreds of thousands of lambs sacrificed for Passover. As the Lamb of God that taketh away the sin of the world, He knew his blood would soon be shed as well.

2 And Judas also, which betrayed him, knew the place: for Jesus ofttimes resorted thither with his disciples.
3 Judas then, having received a band of men and officers from the chief priests and Pharisees, cometh thither with lanterns and torches and weapons.

They are not going to need those lanterns and torches. Being Passover, they have a full moon and Jesus is not going to hide from them. Nevertheless, with their lanterns and torches blazing, Jesus would have seen Judas and his mob — a great multitude with swords and staves (Mark 14:43) — afar off as they exited the East Gate and made their way down through the Cedron Valley. 

4 Jesus therefore, knowing all things that should come upon him, went forth, and said unto them, Whom seek ye?
5 They answered him, Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus saith unto them, I am he. And Judas also, which betrayed him, stood with them.
6 As soon then as he had said unto them I am he, they went backward, and fell to the ground.

Only John records this last I am statement from Jesus; only John records this curious display of the power in Jesus’ word causing the band of men and officers to fall down backward. From the beginning of our study, we have examined how John in particular emphasizes both Jesus’ deity and the power in Jesus’ word. Even though they carried out their orders, those who arrested Jesus no doubt understood that He was in charge.

This is not an instance of ‘slaying in the Spirit’ as some have claimed. They are not there to worship Jesus; they are there to arrest Him. Slaying in the Spirit is a harmful and dangerous practice that Christians should refuse and avoid.

7 Then asked he them again, Whom seek ye? And they said, Jesus of Nazareth.
8 Jesus answered, I have told you that I am he:  if therefore ye seek me, let these go their way:
9 That the saying might be fulfilled, which he spake, Of them which thou gavest me have I lost none.

Jesus’ authoritative word was obeyed and all of the disciples escaped unharmed.

10 Then Simon Peter having a sword drew it, and smote the high priest’s servant, and cut off his right ear. The servant’s name was Malchus.
11 Then said Jesus unto Peter, Put up thy sword into the sheath: the cup which my Father hath given me, shall I not drink it?

Luke, the beloved physician, tells us that Jesus touched Malchus’ ear and healed him; Jesus practiced what He preached. (Matt 5:44; John 18:36) I am sure it made quite an impression on Malchus. I believe the reason John tells us Malchus’ name is that Malchus became a Christian after Jesus healed him. Incidentally, Jesus’ healing of Malchus also made it possible for Peter to escape the mob. If Malchus had not been healed there may have been four crosses on Calvary.

Earlier in the evening the disciples told Jesus they had two swords, which Jesus said was enough. (Luke 22:38) I believe a Christian has a responsibility to defend himself and others, but this was not the time. In Matthew’s account of the arrest, Jesus tells Peter all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword. If one is going to use a lethal weapon, one needs to know how and when to use it justly. If someone breaks into your house and points a gun at you or someone else, you are justified in shooting. But if you catch him as he is fleeing with a television set, you are not justified in shooting. For most of us, the use of a lethal weapon is only called for in very rare instances, if at all. Self-defense may have been a bit more of an issue for those living in the Roman Empire during the first century, but Jesus said if you live by the sword you will die that way. In other words, lethal force should be a last resort. On one hand, though it rarely gets reported, guns often save lives. On the other hand, I recall a story told by F Kefa Sempangi in A Distant Grief  (GL Regal Books, 1979): During Idi Amin’s bloody persecution of Christians in 1973, a band of armed thugs entered Pastor Sempangi’s house. His first instinct was to get his gun, but he decided not to. Had he done so, in all likelihood he and his family would have been gunned down. Instead, the gunmen ended up leaving. In a similar instance, some thugs who were sent to kill him ended up getting saved. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds; Therefore, there are times when a sword (or a gun) is called for. Jesus said so. There are times a sword (or a gun) is not called for. Jesus said so.  

12 Then the band and the captain and officers of the Jews took Jesus, and bound him,

Samson broke away when they tried to bind him, but Jesus goes with them of his own free will. This was his whole purpose in coming to earth. He was bound by his love for us.

13 And led him away to Annas first; for he was father in law to Caiaphas, which was the high priest that same year.
John 18:1-13

 

Although John does not mention it, all three of the Synoptic Gospels tell us that Judas betrayed Jesus with a kiss. That tells us something about where the most dangerous attacks come from; typically not from the world but from other ‘Christians’. Judas did not own a liquor store or a gambling casino. Judas was not a purveyor of pornography. Judas was not a Roman government official sent out to harass Christians. He was one of the twelve. Not only that, but he was conspiring with the professional clergy’. Anyone who has spent much time in ministry knows about the dangers posed by Christian ‘leaders’. J Vernon McGee, one of the most beloved Bible teachers the world over, once said that he never received any opposition from so-called ‘sinners’. All the opposition to his radio program came from other members of the clergy. Nevertheless, Judas had the other disciples fooled. They did not suspect Judas even after Jesus spelled it out for them. (John 13:21-30) As it was then, so is it now. An interesting book on this subject is New Evangelicalism: The New World Order, by Paul Smith, brother of Chuck Smith. This book was published in 2011 and it has proven to be truly prophetic in the age of COVID. It is not the people who met in Davos last week that bother me so much as the pastors who tried to convince their flocks to take the poison shots. Reportedly, 95% of the evangelical leaders in America said they were comfortable with the shots. Many helped dispense them. This is the falling away spoken of in Scripture, indicating that Jesus is coming soon. (2 Thess 2:3)

In closing, the 1904 annual report of the Theosophical Society stated:

I believe it is through the Churches and not through the Theosophical Society that Theosophy [the worship of Lucifer]… must and should come to large bodies of people in the West.” (2)

Were they not referring to the One World Religion of the Antichrist (Rev 13:4)? Do we not see it forming in these last days? The closer we get to the return of our Lord, the more dangerous it will become to be a Christian. Let us heed the words of our Lord, who said, Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. Some of those wolves Jesus is talking about are undoubtedly wolves in sheep’s clothing. (Matt 7:15) The Judas spirit is still alive and well. Be ware. Be very ware. If you feel God is trying to warn you about something or asking you to do something, trust Him and obey. He knows what He is doing.

Father, give us wisdom and discernment. When your servant Harriet Tubman was smuggling slaves to the Free North, You directed her path to avoid her pursuers. Do likewise for us, Father, that we may love and serve You until your Son returns to fetch us home. Help us to beware of the Judases. Please account us worth to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before your Son, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

 

(1) Speaking of Josephus, this first-century Jewish historian testified that Jesus was the Messiah. All of the oldest extant manuscripts bear the following passage:

“About this time there lived Jesus, a wise man, if indeed one ought to call him a man. For he was one who performed surprising deeds and was a teacher of such people as accept the truth gladly. He won over many Jews and many of the Greeks. He was the Messiah. And when, upon the accusation of the principal men among us, Pilate had condemned him to a cross, those who had first come to love him did not cease. He appeared to them spending a third day restored to life, for the prophets of God had foretold these things and a thousand other marvels about him. And the tribe of the Christians, so called after him, has still to this day not disappeared.” (Antiquities 18.63-64)

(2) Transactions of the Theosophical Society, H. P. Blavatsky, Annie Besant, 1904, p. 377.

John 18:36 – 2022 in Review, 2023 in Preview

….. 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

 

Dear Friends,

Greetings in Christ. The above quote from our King serves as a reminder that as we review the events of 2022, these things are in many ways diversions. While these things dovetail with Bible prophecy, and therefore bear monitoring as a matter of watchful diligence, we must also remember to keep the main thing the main thing: spreading the gospel as we prepare for the return of our Lord.

We are now on day 1025 of the emergency order that Trump launched in March of 2020. In 2022, the new world order was busy capitalizing on this manufactured crisis to perpetuate Agenda 2030. (The plan to bring in the New World Order.)

Last year in my 2021 Review / 2022 Preview I said that they would eventually admit that the pandemic was overblown, as detailed in the highly predictive SPARS document. (But only after they achieved their goal of moving the world closer to a global ID.) As detailed below, this happened in 2022. I also mentioned that Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) were being developed. I believe one of, if not the biggest story of 2022 was how different countries, including the US, began their trial runs for CBDCs. However, not a single politician is talking about it. Despite the way that CBDCs are going to radically change the world economy, making possible the transition to the mark of the beast in the middle of the seven-year tribulation period, there is virtually no public discussion on the matter. I also said that in 2022 we needed to be mindful that Christians are never to give in to fear. Jesus got us through 2022 and He will get us through 2023 as well. (Phil 1:6) That being said, I have selected some key points from a Zerohedge article on their most viewed articles of 2022 to encapsulate the year in brief:


• Yes, 2022 was also a midterm year, and with more than 617,000 views, was our snapshot of what happened on Nov 8 when in a carbon copy of 2020 it initially seemed like Republicans would sweep Congress as we described in the 17th most popular article of 2022, “Election Night Results: FL “Catastrophic” For Dems, Vance Takes OH, Fetterman Tops Oz“… but it was not meant to be and as the mail-in votes crawled in days and weeks later, the GOP lead not only fizzled (despite a jarring loss among Florida Hispanics), but in the end Democrats kept the Senate. Ultimately the result was anticlimactic, and with Congress divided for the next two years, governance will be secondary to what the Fed will do, which in our humble view, will be the big story of 2023.


• For all the political, market and central bank trials and tribulations of 2022, one could make the argument that the biggest story of the past year was Elon Musk’s whimsical takeover of Twitter, which started off amicably enough as laid out in the 16th most popular article of 2022 (with more than 627,000 page views) “Buffett Says “Musk Is Winning…It’s America” As TWTR Board Ponders Poison Pill“, then turned ugly and hostile, transitioned into a case of buyer’s remorse with Musk suing to back out of the deal only to find out he can’t, and culminated with the release of the shocking Twitter Files, Musk’s stunning expose of the dirt and secrets of how the world’s most popular news outlet had effectively become a subsidiary not only of the Democratic party but also of the FBI, CIA and various other deep state alphabet agencies, validating once again countless “conspiracy theories” and confirming once and for all that any outlet that still dares to oppose the official party line is the biggest enemy of the deep state.


• The 10th most popular article of 2022, with 686K views was a reminder of just how much “the settled science” can change: as described in “You Murderous Hypocrites”: Outrage Ensues After The Atlantic Suggests ‘Amnesty’ For Pandemic Authoritarians, many were shocked when after pushing for economy-crushing lockdowns, seeking to block children from going to school (and stunting their development), and even calling for the incarceration or worse of mask, vaccine and booster holdouts, the liberal left – realizing that it was completely wrong about everything to do with covid, a virus with a 99% survival rate – suddenly and politely was hoping to “declare a pandemic amnesty.” Brown Professor Emily Oster – a huge lockdown proponent, who now pleads for mercy from the once-shunned – wrote “we need to forgive one another for what we did and said when we were in the dark about COVID. Let’s acknowledge that we made complicated choices in the face of deep uncertainty, and then try to work together to build back and move forward.” The response from those who lost their small business, wealth, or worse, a family member (who died alone or from complications from the experimental gene therapy known as “vaccines” and “boosters”) was clear and unanimous; as for those seeking preemptive pardons from the coming tribunals, their plea was clear: “We didn’t know! We were just following orders.”


• And from one covid post we segue into another, only this time the focus is not on the disease but rather the consequences of mandatory vaccines: over 730K readers were shocked in February when a former finance professional discovered a surge in “excess mortality”, or unexplained deaths among otherwise healthy young adults, yet not linked directly to covid (thus leaving vaccines as the possible cause of death), as we showed in “Long Funeral Homes, Short Life Insurers? Ex-Blackrock Fund Manager Discovers Disturbing Trends In Mortality.” This wasn’t the first time we had heard of a surge in excess mortality: a month earlier it was the CEO of insurance company OneAmerica to observe that the death rate for those aged 18-64 had soared by 40% over pre-pandemic levels (this was another post that received a lot of clicks). While the science is clearly not settled here – on either covid or the vaccines – the emerging trend is ominous: at this rate the excess deaths associated with covid (and its vaccines) will soon surpass the deaths directly linked to covid. And anyone who dares to bring this up will be branded a racist, a white supremacist, or a fascist, or all three.


• One of the defining features of 2022 was the record surge in the price of food. And while much of this inflation could be attributed to the trillions in helicopter money injected over the past three years, as well as the snarled supply chains due to the war in Ukraine, a mystery emerged when one after another US food processing plant mysteriously burned down. And with almost 800,000 page views, a majority of our readers wanted to know why “Another US Food Processing Plant Erupts In Flames“, making it the 8th most-read post of the year. While so far no crime has been alleged, the fact that over 100 “accidental fires” (as listed here) have taken place across America’s food facilities since the start of 2021, impairing the US supply chain, remains one of the biggest mysteries of the year.


• Just days after Rogan’s interview with Malone (see above), another covid-linked “surprise” emerged when Projected Veritas leaked military documents hidden on a classified system showing how EcoHealth Alliance approached DARPA in March 2018, seeking funding to conduct illegal gain of function research of bat-borne coronaviruses. But while US infatuation with creating viral bioweapons is hardly new (instead it merely outsourced it to biolabs in China), one of the discoveries revealed in “Ivermectin ‘Works Throughout All Phases’ Of COVID According To Leaked Military Documents” – the third most popular post of 2022 with 929K page views, is that the infamous “horse paste” Ivermectin was defined by DARPA as a “curative” which works throughout all phases of the illness because it both inhibits viral replication and modulates the immune response. Of course, had that been made public, it would have prevented Pfizer and Moderna from making tens of billions in revenue from selling mRNA-based therapies (not vaccines) whose potentially deadly side effects we are only now learning about (as the 9th most popular post of 2022 noted above confirms).


• The fake news apparatus was busy spinning in overtime this past year (and every other year), and not only when it comes to covid, inflation, unemployment, the recession, but also – or rather especially – the Ukraine fog of propaganda war. A striking example was the explosion of both pipelines connecting Russia to Europe, Nord Stream I and II, which quickly escalated into a fingerpointing exercise of accusations, with Europe blaming Putin for blowing up the pipelines (even though said pipelines exclusively benefit the Kremlin which spent billions building them in the recent past), while the Kremlin said it was the US’ fault. This we learned in “EU Chief Calls Nord Stream Attack “Sabotage”, Warns Of “Strongest Possible Response“, which was also the 2nd most-read article of the year with just over 1,050,000 page views. In the end, there was no “response” at all. Why? Because as it emerged just two months later in that most deep state of outlets, the Washington Post, “Evidence In Nord Stream Sabotage Doesn’t Point To Russia.” In other words, it points to the US, just as professor Jeffrey Sachs dared to suggest on Bloomberg, leading to shock and awe at the pro-Biden media outlet. The lesson here, inasmuch as there is one, is that the perpetrators of every false flag operation always emerge – it may take time, but the outcome is inevitable, and “shockingly”, the culprit almost always is one particular nation…


• Finally, the most-read article of 2022 with nearly 1.1 million page views, was “White House Says Russian Forces 20 Miles Outside Ukraine’s Capital.” It cemented that as least as far as ZH readers were concerned, the biggest event of the year was the war in Ukraine, an event which has set in motion forces which will redefine the layout of the world over the next century (and, if Zoltan Pozsar is right, will lead to the demise of the US dollar as a reserve currency and culminate with China surpassing the US as the world’s biggest superpower). Incidentally, while Russian forces may have been 20 miles outside of Kiev, they were repelled, and even though the war could have ended nearly a year ago and the world would have returned to some semblance of normalcy, it was not meant to be, and the war still goes on with little hope that it will end any time soon.”

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In 2022 we saw the continued persecution of political prisoners from the January 6th, 2021 protests. Although none of the protesters were armed, and even though many stayed in the capital for a few days to help clean up, they are still being treated as terrorists. Steward Rhodes, for example, was convicted of seditious conspiracy and faces up to 20 years in prison after sentencing.

Another news item not captured in the Zerohedge article above is the new conservative government of Benjamin Netanyahu, who was re-elected as Prime Minister of Israel in November. As Israel considers preemptive strikes to “thwart Iran’s efforts to obtain nuclear weapons,” and as Iran strengthens its ties with Russia, we see the stage continuing to be set for the inevitable Magog scenario of Ezekiel 38, 39.

The main theme in the bullet points above is that in 2022 more evidence came out to support what we already knew: The new world order has been busy consolidating their power. Basically, what we are seeing is the transition from the legs of iron to the feet of iron mixed with clay in Nebuchadnezzar’s dream. (Dan 2) After the rapture of the church, the transition will be complete and the full-blown New World Order (the feet of iron mixed with clay) will assume control. Of particular interest to me are the fourth and fifth bullet points above concerning the rise in mortality, the rise in the price of food, and the freak attacks on the food supply. I believe this foreshadows the appearance of the riders on the pale horse and the black horse in Revelation 6, ie death and famine. The last bullet point portends the appearance of the rider on the red horse: War. The phasing in of CBDCs points to the inevitable appearance of the rider on the white horse: Antichrist. Of course, none of this can happen until after the rapture.

Finally, we saw an increase in SADS last year, just as I said we would. We can expect that trend to continue this year. Moving forward, my advice for the new year is the same as it was last year: As Christians, we deal with challenges as they come (and they will come), but we never give in to fear. Jesus tells us over and over not to be afraid.

In closing, let me reiterate the reason I am reviewing 2022 is to be sensitive to the fact that the stage is being set for the final act of world history as we know it. This should impel and propel us to prepare to meet our King. He is coming soon. Tell a friend. Tell our King how much you are looking forward to all He is preparing for us. Sing Him a praise song. PRAY.

Father, we know and believe that You will send your Son soon to fetch us home. I pray that all who read this will take inventory of their spiritual stock and their relationship with You in particular. Prepare us to meet your Son, should You choose to send Him back this year. Help us to represent Him well as we wait. Help us to trust in You in all things as we occupy until He comes. We ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Matthew 1:21-23 – God With Us

…..And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.
…..Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying,
…..Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.
Matthew 1:21-23

 

Dear Friends,

I have found that whether it’s a white Christmas or a Christmas in a tropical climate, celebrating the birth of our Saviour is always a time that brings joy and a new sense of hope. Christmas carols, the Christmas story, and time spent with friends and family remind us that even in the darkest of times, God is with us.

If you can not be with friends or family this Christmas, remember that there is a Friend who sticks closer than a brother. If I had to choose between a life of solitary confinement with Jesus, or a life filled with friends and family without Jesus, I would choose Jesus, without hesitation. Jesus + nothing = everything. In It’s a Wonderful Life, Clarence tells George Bailey, “No man is a failure who has friends.” I would offer to fix that: No man is a failure who has Jesus.

I am sure Mary felt lonely and alone as she was pregnant out of wedlock and facing a conservative community that just might want to stone her to death. But the first Christmas showed that there is always hope. God talked to Mary’s fiancé and her family and made them understand. Instead of a public execution, Mary and Joseph were honored to be part of the greatest miracle the world had ever seen. Angels sang to trumpet the birth of their Child. Unexpected visitors came to worship Him. That is the special kind of hope we have in the gospel. Christian hope is a promise, something that is certain. Through faith in Christ, our hope of salvation is rock solid. Our hope of his coming back again for us is as certain as the rising of the sun. Our God keeps his promises. Our God is with us.

 


Father, thank You for the eternal hope we have in your Son. Thank You for being faithful to keep your promise to send Him. Thank You, Father, that He was not born into riches in a palace high above us, but as a poor child all can relate to. Thank You that He is not only our King but also our Friend and our Brother. Thank You Father for God the Son, our Emmanuel, God with us. In his holy and precious name we pray, the name above all names. Amen.

 

 

 

Notes on John’s Gospel

Dear Friends,

After my last post about Internet censorship, I was locked out of my WordPress account. It was probably just a supported browser issue, but should this site go down, or if the posts stop appearing, the remainder of the notes on John will be found here.

Mike the missionary
John 3:16

John 18:37 – Every One That Is Of The Truth Heareth My Voice Part 2

 

To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.

John 18:37b

 

Dear Friends,

We all make several decisions each day about what and who we believe. Belief, or faith, is the bedrock of the Christian faith. While the enemy offers his followers gods they can see and touch, Christ tells us to simply believe in Him, although we cannot see Him. Satan tries to tell you not to wait when you can feel good right now. Jesus tells us if we will wait and trust Him, we will feel much better later — better than any temporary fix can make us feel. This post is about hearing Jesus’ voice, ie the truth. Satan and the world are relentless in their efforts to drown his voice out, yet He promises Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice. 

In Part 1, the documentary Died Suddenly showed how blood from the cadavers of vaccinated individuals appears to be contaminated. I also linked to an article about a blood bank for sourcing unvaccinated blood. The website for this service is www.safeblood.com. In the screenshot below, taken from safeblood.com, a marked difference can be seen between normal blood and the blood of vaccinated individuals who are still healthy. Using microscopy, the blood cells of the vaccinated sample are shown to be unhealthy and clumped together, indicating clotting. The Bible says the life of the flesh is in the blood: Therefore we must carefully consider what is happening here. An interview with the founder of safeblood.com can be heard here.

In this post, we will focus on a paper recently published on Substack by Dr Peter McCullough. Dr McCullough cites several studies which shed light on how the spike protein from the mRNA shots may be shedding from vaccinated individuals and infecting the unvaccinated. Whistleblowers warned about the possibility of shedding before the shots were even available. Now there is research to explain how it may be happening. For nearly three years now I have been trying to emphasize the importance of strengthening the immune system. That is why I very much appreciate the analysis of Brian Shilhavy at Health Impact News. Not only did he report on the paper from Dr McCullough; he explored different ways to strengthen the immune system. If you have received the mRNA shot, you are probably wondering what now? What can I do to mitigate or hopefully reverse the effects of the shot on my body? Shilhavy lists the six following techniques for boosting your immune system:

1. Fasting
2. High Dose Vitamin C Therapy
3. Parasite Cleanse
4. Vitamin D
5. Healthy Oils
6. White Willow Bark for Blood Thinning
[7. I would add the keto diet. For professional help, a good place to start looking might be the Tenpenny Integrative Medical Center.]
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Much of the general public is still not aware of how dangerous the shots are. Why? I think the recent revelations from the Twitter files shed a lot of light on this. Files given to Matt Taibbi and Bari Weiss show, I believe, the basics of how all social and legacy media work. The Twitter Files revealed:

Twitter was taking orders from the FBI and the DHS.
Twitter was using “Visibility Filtering” (what we call shadowbanning).
Twitter used a “Trends Blacklist,” which prevented certain users’ tweets from trending.
Twitter used a “Search Blacklist,” which prevented certain users from appearing in search results.
Twitter ‘rules’ were enforced against the right, but not against the left.

Twitter, of course, simply suspended the accounts of many users, but at least those users knew what happened. Other users were given the appearance that they were using a service that was really using them. David Knight said that his followers on Twitter would always rise over the weekend, then immediately fall again on Monday and Tuesday (when the Twits went back to work). It became even more obvious when Twitter had Knight’s own wife unfollow him. Again, I believe Twitter is simply a microcosm of how the entire system works, including this blog. The Internet and the legacy media are so managed and manipulated that they can control public opinion and modify behavior. One might even call it mind control. Therefore, we need to communicate our life-giving gospel and other important information to people the old fashion way.

In closing, Merriam-Webster recently named ‘gaslighting’ as their Word of the Year for 2022. When I wrote about this word in 2014, few were acquainted with it. Fast forward six years, and it is the most searched word on the Internet. It sums up perfectly what they have been doing to us for the last three years. Merriam-Webster’s word of the year for 2021 was vaccine. For 2020 it was pandemic:

Pandemic > Vaccine > Gaslighting

The truth is, we are fearfully and wonderfully made. God got it right the first time. We do not need gene therapy or genetic editing to make improvements. The truth is, the shots are killing people. The truth is, Jesus died for us. The truth is, He rose again on the third day, in fulfillment of the Scriptures. The truth is, He is coming back again. The truth is, they are working overtime to construct an alternate reality whereby they can deceive the masses into accepting the new world order and receiving the mark of the beast. You don’t have to be around to deal with this later on if you receive the truth now. In the final analysis, the truth always leads to a bloody cross — a Saviour who gave his life so we could live with Him for eternity. If you will die to self and embrace Him as your personal Saviour, you will have your name written in his book of life. (Phil 4:3; Rev 3:5; 13:8; 17:8; 20:12; 20:15; 21:27; 22:19)

Father, Please give people ears to hear. Please strengthen your church in places where the persecution is strong. Please strengthen the rest of us as well, so that we can prevail should persecution come our way. Please add to your church daily such as should be saved. Please send laborers into your harvest. Please account us worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before your Son. We ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.

 

Update 12/17/22: The Twitter files also revealed that the government had access to a secret portal they used to censor tweets with information on COVID-19, in direct violation of the First Amendment. (See here.)

John 18:37 – Every One That Is Of The Truth Heareth My Voice Part 1

Update 1/4/23: Rebecca Terrell of the New American has written a critique of the documentary shown below that can be found here. She points out some spurious things in the video that appear to be deliberately inserted, to provide fodder for those who want to discredit people who tell the truth about the shots. On the other hand, I think Ms Terrell lets Bill Gates off the hook way too easily. Rebecca Terrell also says there is a lot of good information in the documentary.  

To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.
John 18:37b

 

Dear Friends,

As we transition from the Upper Room Discourse to the crucifixion, we should be mindful of the rate at which things are accelerating. The death cult of the new world order grows more brazen every day. The plagues of the Revelation have already begun and technology for the mark of the beast is being phased in. The documentary below shows that many are beginning to understand what we already know: The death shots are part of a diabolical new world order depopulation program. Contamination in the blood of the vaccinated can clearly be seen with the naked eye. Some are starting to recognize that blood banks need to match unvaccinated patients with blood from unvaccinated donors. Millions have been killed already and it will only get worse.

Died Suddenly

 

In truth, the death cult has been openly operating for fifty years now. Consider the short video below, narrated by Kevin Sorbo, describing the truth about abortion. If you have been involved in an abortion in any way, you should know that the baby is with Jesus in heaven now. Jesus’ perfect sacrifice is sufficient to wash away your sin, regardless of how many abortions you may have been involved in.

 

The Procedure

 

Christianity is about forgiveness, mercy, and grace. The truth is, no matter what you are guilty of, Jesus loved you enough to die for you so you can be forgiven. If you will only repent and receive Him by faith, you will have his love for all eternity. The same goes for the shots. If you have received one or more of the mRNA shots, simply repent and settle it in your heart not to receive any more shots. Jesus is merciful and He will forgive you; He is like the father in Luke 15, waiting each day for his prodigal son to come home, ready to run to him and throw his arms around him and forgive him, then clean him up and throw him a party. The day will come when a patch administered on the right hand or forehead will be mandatory for participation in the new world order. There will be no forgiveness for anyone who receives the mark of the beast. (Rev 14:11) If you are in Christ, you need not worry. Jesus is coming soon to deliver us. (Luke 21:36; John 14:1-6)

My exhortation to you, dear reader, is to carefully examine your walk with Christ (2 Cor 13:5); make corrections where necessary and trust in the grace of God. Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.

Father, we need your help, not only for strength to face the cold hard reality of what we are facing, but the strength and will to resist it by all means. We know and believe that You can supply all our need. Help us to study to be quiet; to work with our hands and do our own business as we patiently wait for your Son. We know He is able. We love You and trust You in Jesus’ name. Amen.

 

…..And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
…..And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.
Revelation 21:4, 5

 

John 17:17-26 – That They May Be One – The Upper Room Discourse Part 15

Dear Friends,

Greetings in Christ.

In this post, we come to the end of Jesus’ prayer for his disciples (and us) before going to the cross. Some have said John 17 is the ‘real’ Lord’s prayer. We also come to the end of the Upper Room Discourse. You may recall Satan was with them in the upper room (John 13:27); he probably thought his plan was coming together perfectly but Jesus turned his own plan against him (Pr 11:6; 1 Cor 2:8). Jesus was not worried by Satan’s schemes and we need not worry about his scheming either. Now as then, God is in control.

As our High Priest, Jesus closed his earthly ministry by praying for us. He first reported on the progress of his work, then prayed for his people. In our last two posts, we focused on John 17:17, the truth of the word. We also discussed the deterioration of free speech here in the West. Protected free speech is a mechanism that services and maintains the quality of public information. Free speech keeps the truth accessible to the common people. For a long time here in the US, we have had the privilege of the First Amendment to protect us. With that protection being stripped away from us by the powers that be, we must remember we answer to a higher power who says What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops.

Give us understanding as we read thy word, Father, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

 

John 17:17-26
17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.

Pastor Jon Courson writes, “Ephesians 4:15 says we are to speak the truth in love because love without truth is hypocrisy, while truth without love is brutality. You see, if I speak the truth without love, it’s like a fire without warmth. Who wants to be in a room on a cold night with light but no warmth? If I speak love without the truth, however, it’s like a blaze without light. And who wants to be in the dark? The idea is to have light and warmth. Unity [the main theme of the rest of John 17] is based on telling the truth in love — not always easy but absolutely necessary.” (1)

18 As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world.

The next time someone tries to stop you from sharing the truth, remember that you have been sent. You might even want to tell him the same thing Peter did: ‘You tell me, is it better that I obey God or that I obey you? What do you think God would say?’ (Acts 4:19)

19 And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.

Our righteousness is in Christ and in his truth [word]. Whatever you may have done, however terrible it may be, the truth is that it has been washed away and replaced with the righteousness of Christ — if you have received Him by grace through faith. (Eph 2:8f) If you are trying to earn this righteousness on your own merit all bets are off. (Rom 10:3) Abiding in the truth nurtures and advances the process of sanctification (being set apart) throughout the life of the believer.

20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;

That’s us!

21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.
22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:
23 I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.

This is truly an amazing passage; easy to profess yet hard to possess. Whatever a believing Christian looks like on the outside, she or he has God’s glory on the inside. (Jer 9:23f) Jesus’ prayer tells us the reason He gives us his glory is so we may be united in one accord. Jesus wants us to be united just as He is united with his Father. When the church is united it blesses Jesus and the Father. One of the biggest challenges for an evangelist is one of authority. People question whether we are really qualified to be sharing the truth of the word with them. Jesus said By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another. That is what Jesus is praying for here before He goes to the cross. The cross ought to remind us that we are all guilty. Yet we look at another brother’s sin and it looks so bad on him. It doesn’t look so bad on me but it looks terrible on him. Then Jesus reminds me how patient He is with me and how He suffered, died, and rose again for my brother the same as He did for me. I can then forgive my brother and love him because Jesus prayed for God’s love to be in me just as it is Him (v 26). In verse 23, Jesus tells us that his Father loves us just as He does his Son — all of us. So I must remember, He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends. I must remember, A talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter. I must remember, And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you. I must remember, love shall cover the multitude of sins. I must remember, love Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.

The Bible says that as believers, we comprise one body. (1 Cor 12) You would not hit yourself in the nose would you? Then neither should you smite another member of the body of Christ with your tongue. When we do that, the Bible says our tongues are set on fire of hell. (Jam 3:6) Jesus wants us to be united in one accord, that the world may know God sent Jesus; that the world may know God loves us as He loves Jesus (v 23). The opposite of unity is division, which is what Satan wants. Jesus wants unity, but not at the expense of the truth. (Matt 10:34; Gal 1:8) We cannot have fellowship with those who reject the truth.

This passage tells us something else: God sees us far differently than we see ourselves, far different than the way the world or our families see us. When Joseph’s brothers saw a bratty little self-righteous twerp, God saw the ruler of a nation. When David’s brothers saw a stuck-up little shepherd boy, God saw a king. You are a poem written by God. The word for workmanship in Ephesians 2:10 is poema, where we get our English word, poem. When God looks at you, He sees the king or priest you will be in his kingdom when we are joined with Jesus for eternity. (Eph 5:32; Rev 1:6)

24 Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.

This is a good verse to remember when a Christian is called back home.

25 O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me.
26 And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.
John 17:17-26

 

Jesus served us to the end and completed his work (John 17:4). The day will likewise come for each of us when we will have to give an account of our life and ministry on earth. May we be able to say to Jesus that we finished the work He gave us to do.

Jesus ends his prayer by reiterating that He wants the love the Father has for Him to be in us, even as He is in us. As Jesus gets closer to the cross we are seeing more of a focus on what really matters and how this world is of little importance in the grand scheme of things. Jesus did not pray for the world, but for those of us in the world who believe on Him (v 9). Jesus never sought the comforts the world has to offer, but only to rescue souls out of the world. Jesus is making a new world that will make this one look like the dirtiest rathole imaginable. (Isa 65:17; Rev 21:1) All that matters now is rescuing people out of this world to be ready for the new and improved world Jesus is making for us. We can do this in the power of the Holy Spirit based on all of the precious truths Jesus prayed for us in this chapter, but only if we keep his word (v 6; 14:23f).

In closing, as Christians, we have nothing to fear. The Bible tells us that Jesus is still praying for us (Heb 7:25), just as He prayed for us before going to the cross. We may be transitioning into the worst time in the history of the world (Matt 24:21), but Jesus was facing the worst torture in the history of the world. Instead of fearing, He set his face like a flint. (Isa 50:7) Knowing He would soon be nailed to the cross, Jesus instructed the disciples on the subjects of serving in selflessness, abiding in love, having joy, coming persecution, letting the Spirit lead, abiding in the truth, and unity in the body of Christ. Knowing they would soon feel lost without Him, Jesus’ message to the disciples was not to worry. He said Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know. (Cf 1 Cor 15:52; 1 Thess 4:16-18; Tit 2:13) On the eve of his crucifixion Jesus was not worrying. Yet we often worry about anything and everything. Do you have the faith to trust our Father to deliver you as Jesus did? Just as Jesus turned Satan’s attack on Him into a great victory (1 Cor 2:8) Jesus is going to likewise turn the attacks of Satan on us into a great victory. We just have to trust Him.

Knowing He was about to be crucified, He said that He is now glorified (John 13:31). Jesus tends to look at things the opposite way that we do. In other words, oftentimes we need to invert our way of thinking to put things in their proper perspective. It has been said that today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday. If Jesus was not worried about what He was facing, we do not have to worry about the things we are facing. (Isa 26:3; Matt 6:34; Phil 4:6) Yet for many, worry is an idol. Like all forms of idolatry, worry is a sin. Yes, Satan is active in the world today, just as he was in the upper room. But just as Jesus rose from the dead on the third day, turning the cross into the greatest victory in the history of mankind, soon Satan will be defeated once again, bringing in the kingdom age. We do not have to worry. We need to obey his new commandment to us. (John 13:34) We need to lay claim to the precious promises Jesus has given us in this amazing section of John’s Gospel. Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you. Greet one another with an holy kiss.

 

10 For we are his workmanship [Gk poema], created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
11 Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands;
12 That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:
13 But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.
14 For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;
15 Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace;
16 And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:
17 And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh.
18 For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.
19 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;
20 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;
21 In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:
22 In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.
Ephesians 2:10-22

 

Father, thank You for your unspeakable gift. Thank You for all the wisdom He imparted to us with his words from the upper room. We are truly rich. I pray all who read this post will trust in your Son and his mighty power to save us. Give us peace knowing that You are preparing a great deliverance and a marriage celebration that will be beyond anything words can describe. Direct our paths and give each of us the wisdom to make good decisions. Fill us with your Holy Spirit day by day, that we may love one another as you command us to, for we know, Father, that without love we are nothing. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Supply all our need and help us to be content with what we have. May our lights shine and help light the way for others. Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours, now and for ever. We pray this in Jesus’ name. Amen.

 

1 Jon Courson, Tree of Life Bible Commentary John – Volume 3, p 73.

John 17:17 – Thy Word Is Truth Part 2 – The Upper Room Discourse Part 14

…..Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.  John 17:17

Father, in Matthew 24:4, your Son warned us about the deception that would be so rampant in the last days before his coming. Strengthen us, and give us the wisdom to discern the path we are on as we patiently wait for Him to return for us. We ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Dear Friends,

Greetings in Christ.

In Part 1, I explained how the new world order is stepping up censorship as they continue to implement their long-term plan: A plan to control all media in order to manipulate the public. It was Orwell who said, “In times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” I believe that is more or less where we are now, but it is more sophisticated and diabolical than that. As noted in this must-read COVID update at Technocracy News & Trends,

“The fact that we have no real independent press anymore has become painfully clear over the past three years. What we have are corporate-government propaganda outlets and censored alternative media. There’s not much in between.

“Certainly, you rarely ever find both sides of an issue covered by the same media outlet anymore. Media has become incredibly polarized and, with it, the population at large.”

This polarization is creating a division among the populace not seen since the Civil War. Instead of ‘conspiracy theory’, the new buzzword is ‘misinformation’. The maxim of every red-blooded liberal-minded American used to be, “I may strongly disagree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” If the trend to censor, cancel, fine, or imprison dissenting voices continues, we will be facing another time like the dark ages, pending the return of Christ. In fact, it looks like we may not only be facing a new dark age, but a trifecta of wars never seen before; a civil war, a worldwide technocratic war on humanity, and a kinetic world war, all taking place at the same time. To me, that sounds a lot like the great tribulation that Jesus spoke of. Therefore, we need more than just freedom of speech and freedom of the press. We need truth. The Bible says Jesus has prepared a great escape from the great tribulation period, but is the Bible true? The following is from Dragon Slayer Jesus Christ:

I recall my initial research after first committing my life to Christ in the mid-nineties. I started spending a lot of time at the library and in bookstores. I was obsessed with investigating the veracity of the Bible. I quickly learned that there is a wealth of manuscript evidence for the Bible, outstripping the textual evidence for all other ancient writings, by far. Consider for example, everything we know about Socrates is known chiefly through the writings of other philosophers, such as Plato. The oldest manuscripts we have from Plato, which are used to reconstruct Socrates, are written about 1300 years or more after Plato lived. There are only seven copies from this time period, circa 900 AD.

By contrast, we have fragments from the same time period of the New Testament writers. At least one of them may even be from the original document. We have more than 90 papyri. 35 papyri date within about 200 years of the original writings. We have several other manuscripts — cursives, uncials, and lectionaries — that were written anywhere from 300 to 1600 years after the original texts were written by the New Testament authors in the first century. When you add up all the Greek manuscripts you have more than 5200 ancient manuscripts from diverse locations such as Greece, Asia Minor, England, Ireland, Constantinople, Syria, Africa, Gaul, and Southern Italy. The vast majority of these manuscripts agree with one another in their texts, proving their authenticity. (The few that do not agree with the vast majority of manuscripts do not even agree with each other, and only come from one geographic location, Alexandria, proving them to be spurious.) Therefore, the manuscript evidence for the New Testament of the Bible far outweighs the evidence for any other ancient writing.

Then there is the vast amount of archaeological evidence for the Bible. This has been thoroughly examined by several different scholars. Among the most prominent was Nelson Glueck, who uncovered 1500 ancient sites in the Holy Land. He stated, “No archaeological discovery has ever controverted a biblical reference.” Another of the world’s foremost archeologists, William F Albright, said, “There can be no doubt that archaeology has confirmed the substantial historicity of Old Testament tradition.” I recommend that every student of the Bible obtain a copy of Halley’s Bible Handbook [blue cover edition]. It is packed with relevant history, archaeological discoveries, and commentary on the Bible. One last scholar I will mention is Sir William Mitchell Ramsay of Oxford University in England. He set out to disprove the historicity of the Book of Acts, but he instead ended up concluding that it was indeed written by Luke himself in the first century, and that Luke was a first-class historian of the highest caliber. In the course of his research, Ramsay became the foremost authority on the history of Asia Minor and a leading New Testament scholar. After Ramsay woke up and realized the Bible was reliable, having proved the authenticity of the Book of Acts, he turned his attention to Paul’s epistles. In Ramsay’s day, the epistles of Paul were by and large dismissed by the critics as forgeries. After his careful study of the matter, Ramsay decided that all thirteen New Testament letters bearing Paul’s name, were indeed written by him. Hebrews is also most likely written by Paul, which would make fourteen. There are several other great scholars whose testimonies we could examine. I will leave it to the reader to conduct his own further study in this area.

Then there is the greatest proof of all, Bible prophecy. Unlike many other holy books, the Bible was not written by just one author. It was written by forty authors over hundreds, perhaps thousands of years. It is very likely that the book of Job was written circa 1900 BC, which would make the authorship of the Bible span about 2000 years. Unlike other religious figures, who showed up unannounced and became self-proclaimed prophets or deities, Jesus was foretold from the beginning of time, with several details that would mark not only his birth, but his life, as well as his death and resurrection. The first place in the Bible that foretold the birth of Messiah is in the book of Genesis. It is called the Protoevangelium:

…..[God said to Satan,] And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shall bruise his heel.
Genesis 3:15

This verse revealed that mankind would be given a Saviour, and also that he would be born of a virgin. The text says “her” seed, yet the woman possesses the ovum which is fertilized by the seed from the man (cf Isa 7:14). It has been calculated by one mathematician that the odds of Jesus fulfilling just eight Messianic prophecies by chance would be 1 in 10 to the 17th power, based on the law of compound probability. Yet there are hundreds of prophecies that foretold the coming of Christ. For instance, he had to come from the tribe of Judah.4 He had to be born in Bethlehem.5 He had to come at a specifically appointed time.6 He had to suffer and die for our sins.7 These are just a few of the many specific details given in Scripture concerning Messiah.

There is one final area we will look at which authenticates the Bible as God’s word. In 2003 I published a book about Bible prophecy called Where Did all the People GO? The following is a brief excerpt from Chapter IX:

Is there a divine watermark which sets Scripture apart from every other piece of literature? There are in fact several. We have already mentioned manuscript evidence, prophecy evidence, and touched on archeological evidence, but what about the controversial Bible codes?

Two of the first scholars to investigate the various mathematical phenomena unique to the Hebrew text of the Old Testament, as well as the Greek New Testament were Russian mathematician Ivan Panin, and Czechoslovakian Rabbi, Michael Dov Weissmandl. One such phenomenon is hidden codes known as equidistant letter sequences (ELS’s). By counting for example, every seventh letter, in the original text, certain words and sentences appear to have been encoded into the Bible. Consider for example this very scholarly and well-documented study on ELS’s, published in Statistical Science:

The eminent Statistical Science journal (August 1994, Volume 9, number 3), published by the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, documented the work of three Israeli professors: Eliyahu Rips of Hebrew University in Jerusalem, along with Doron Witzum and Yoav Rosenberg of Jerusalem College of Technology. They took sixty-six of the most prominent men in Jewish history from the Encyclopedia of Great Men in Israel, and then they looked for their names in the book of Genesis. What they found is absolutely amazing — not only their names, but next to their names were the dates they were born, and the dates they died — all encoded in the book of Genesis in ELS’s! The probability of these codes occurring by chance is less than 1 in 2,500,000,000. The editor of Statistical Science stated, “Our referees were baffled: their prior beliefs made them think that the book of Genesis could not possibly contain references to modern-day individuals, yet when the authors carried out additional analyses and checks the effects persisted.” Thus, objective scientists who lack the emotional bias that other writers and researchers in this area perhaps may have do not repudiate the presence of supernatural codes in the Bible’s text. The study was also published in the respected Journal of the Royal Statistical Society in 1988.

Perhaps even more fascinating, if not more applicable to English-speaking people, is the fact that the codes only appeared when using the traditional Masoretic Text used to translate the King James Version of the Bible. When the professors looked for the codes using the Samaritan Pentateuch, which new versions rely on, the codes were “completely absent.” Besides using the Samaritan Pentateuch, the researchers said they also looked for the codes in a Hebrew translation of Tolstoy’s War and Peace, and found none.8

I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Gail Riplinger and AV Publications for publicizing this information and supplying me with facsimiles of the Statistical Science journal and related articles.

That brings us to the subject of the different English versions of the Bible. I highly recommend you study the Authorized King James Version of the Bible, especially for memorization of Bible verses. The most common objection to this suggestion is that it is too hard to understand. Even if that were true, and I have serious doubts about that, it is not a Christian attitude to take, especially about something as important as God’s word. A Christian should never ‘take the easy way out’, just because it is easy. I am a big fan of working smarter and not harder, but there are a lot of situations where that philosophy simply does not apply. In many areas of life, the right way is the hard way. The KJV is the only English version that rightly says in Revelation 13 that the mark of the beast will be in the right hand and in the forehead. All of the new versions say “on” the right hand or “on” the forehead, which opens the door to a deceptive invitation to take the mark but refuse the tattoo, or some other possible scenario. In Chapter 14, where the Bible says the tribulation saints will be marked with the Father’s name written in their foreheads, the new versions add another name in that verse, to make it appear as if they should have two different names in their foreheads. Again, this appears to be an attempt by the enemy to deceive people into taking the mark of the beast in a moment of weakness. Undoubtably some will accuse me of splitting hairs and making a big deal out of nothing by pointing this out. I would ask them to heed the final warning of Jesus in Revelation 22:

…..For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:
…..And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
The Revelation 22:18, 19

Incidentally, there are similar numeric phenomena, just as fascinating as the ELS’s of the Old Testament Hebrew text, that validate the Greek Textus Receptus (Received Text), or Majority Text, that the New Testament of the KJV is translated from. Likewise, these phenomena are absent in the Minority Text manuscripts that the new versions are translated from. The phenomena are based on patterns of seven that can be seen in the Greek text.9 For a little information on this subject, go to: http://www.khouse.org/articles/2000/201/ or see Cosmic Codes, by Chuck Missler (Koinania House, 1999).

Volumes have been written on the superiority of the Textus Receptus and the KVJ. I refer the reader to AV Publications, where scores of volumes by scholars who thoroughly investigated this subject can be found.

Ivan Panin said, “I used to doubt certain parts of the Bible, now I just doubt my understanding of the Bible.” That is the right way to look at Scripture. It’s like an algebra problem. When you do not get it right the first time, you do not say there is an error in the textbook. You keep working on it until you figure it out. We have only scratched the surface of all the verifiable proof there is for the accuracy of Scripture. God promised he would preserve his word in Psalm 12. It does not say God crossed his fingers and hoped that men would do a good job in preserving his word. God said he himself would preserve it. Jesus reiterated this promise in Luke 21:33 and John 10:35. Of course there is also the evidence of the countless lives that have been changed by the promises of the Bible. Each of these changed lives is a testimony to the reliability of Scripture.

We live in a day and age when many have become convinced that there is no such thing as truth. People like to say “everybody has an opinion,” to excuse themselves from taking responsibility and finding out the truth. It is basically discrediting the witness. It is an old trick that every trial lawyer knows, but it also posits a false premise, namely that there is no such thing as truth. If that is true, that there is really no such thing as truth, then we should get rid of our court system and erase all our laws. We should let people do whatever they feel is right for them. Try to imagine what kind of a society that would be. Somebody you know is murdered. You see the crime committed. But you cannot prove it, because the perpetrator denies it. His truth is different than yours. Your truth does not work for him. Our legal system is based on the principle that there is such a thing as truth, and if we diligently search for the truth, we can find it. What if we were to truly operate as if there was no truth? We could all do whatever we wanted, according to our own truth. One could say, I do not want to obey the traffic signals because I do not believe in them. You can imagine the results. Therefore, there is such a thing as truth, and to diligently search for that truth is arguably the most important pursuit there is. Whatever it is you are trying to achieve, whether you are a carpenter or a postman, a musician or a welder, the truth is essential to your success. If you are an engineer for example, you need true data to build your bridge, your automobile or rocket, whatever the case may be. If you have bad data the results can be catastrophic. If you are a financial advisor, the truth is all that you can use. False data is of no use to anyone (except the enemy — deceit is his weapon).*

4 Genesis 49:10.
5 Micah 5:2.
6 Daniel 9:25.
7 Isaiah 53.
8 [California] Modesto Bee, Saturday, November 4, 1995, p. G-1. The unique nature of the Masoretic Text is even more fascinating considering the fact that the Masoretic Text contains vowels and spaces which were not in the original text. The original text contained no spaces and the vowels were implied. It appears that the word of God is literally “purified seven times” (Ps 12:6), and that God’s hand is upon it to preserve it, just as He promised (Ps 12:7). The study published in Statistical Science also gained the attention of Jeffrey Satinover of Bible Review (October, 1995), and David Briggs of the Associated Press (Baton Rouge, LA, November 4, 1995).
9 Seven is the number of completion (Gen 2:2). E.g., there are seven days in a week, seven colors in a rainbow, and seven notes in a musical scale. God often uses seven as his signet. This unlocks the mystery behind Psalm 90:4 and II Peter 3:8. In context, these verses refer to the second coming; just as God rested on the seventh day, the earth is scheduled for a seventh millennium of rest. God created the sun on the fourth day, a type of Christ (Ps 19:5), prefiguring his advent in the 4000th year (cf Mal 4:2).
* Dragon Slayer Jesus Christ, pp 85-91

PS: A few days ago the CDC voted 15-0 to add the COVID jabs to the Childhood Immunization Schedule. I highly recommend you read the article linked above on Technocracy News & Trends and pray as the Spirit leads.

 

John 17:10-17 – Thy Word Is Truth Part 1 – The Upper Room Discourse Part 13

Dear Friends,

Greetings in Christ.

In this post, we continue with what some have said should be called the Lord’s prayer — Jesus’ final prayer with his disciples before He goes to the cross. The verses in this section are so provocative that they leave me almost speechless. I will, however, do my best to comment on what Jesus says and how it applies to us. Father, give us understanding as we read thy word. Speak to our hearts. Transform and renew our minds, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

John 17:10-17
10 And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them.
11 And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.

As I read these verses I feel that Jesus is not speaking about the disciples, at least not exclusively. He is speaking about us as well (v 20). The purpose of our lives is to glorify Christ. He is no more in the world, so it falls to us to represent Him, as we are in the world. If we are to represent him properly, the world has to see our love for one another. Jesus said so: By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another. I am afraid, however, that is not what the world sees. We may not be able to change what the rest of the church is doing, but we certainly can follow Jesus’ instructions in our own walks. (See here.) Only then can we properly represent Him.

12 While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.
13 And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves.

Nehemiah told the congregation in Jerusalem that the joy of the LORD was their strength (Neh 8:10). What usually comes to mind when we read that verse is how we have joy in our hearts that comes from God. However, here Jesus says He wants ‘his’ joy fulfilled in us. I believe the joy of the LORD that Nehemiah spoke of is Jesus’ joy. Ie, knowing that Jesus has joy because of us gives us strength. It also gives us joy, as Jesus’ joy is fulfilled in us. Furthermore, Jesus said that He did not lose any of his disciples except Judas. This strengthens me as well. When I read John 17 I feel that I fall short of what Jesus wants, but He will not lose me. Our Shepherd will get us home. Even if He has to leave the 99 to find me, Jesus will find me and get me home.

14 I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.

This strengthens me even more. Yes, the world hates me, but Jesus told me this would happen, and why. If the world did not hate me I would be worried:

If ye were of the world, the world would love his ownNow therefore ye arefellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.

15 I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.
16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
John 17:10-17

 

For better or worse, here we are. It is Jesus’ prayer that we stay here in the world for now. Not only are we strangers here, you might even say we are behind enemy lines. This sad old earth has some pretty warped ideas about what is good and what is evil, but the Bible forewarned us of this. (Isa 5:20) Lest we get too comfortable and ‘go native’ so ro speak, we must keep our worldview rooted and grounded in Scripture. In verse 17 Jesus tells his Father, thy word is truth. The pursuit of the truth is in my opinion the most important human activity there is. The problem we have is all of the different narratives competing for our attention. To choose which one to follow, we begin with the Scriptures. As Christians, the Bible is the yardstick we use to measure everything else. Whenever I happen to be somewhere where there is a TV with talking heads discussing current events, I am always amazed at their upside-down version of reality. CBS News anchorman, Walter Cronkite, used to say, ‘And that’s the way it is’ when he signed off. That is the problem. If you go to the TV for news and information, you end up tinking ‘that’s the way it is’. But that’s the way it isn’t. Even the comedy and drama on TV is carfully crafted to push the world’s twisted version of reality. That is why I do not watch television. Even Christians who have the Holy Spirit can be captivated by the soft glow of the screen and start to believe the lies. Those who do not have the Holy Spirit are especially susceptible, and therefore live in an alternate false reality. This alternate reality is going to fall to pieces like a house built upon the sand. (Matt 7) However, whosoever follows the truth in the word of God and doeth it, when the storm comes and beats upon his house it will not fall for it is was founded upon a rock.

If I want the new world orders’ daily dispatch all I have to do is scan the Drudge Report. If one of the stories interests me I click on it and read the article. In only a few minutes, I am updated on what the establishment wants people to think. If I were to go to a television it would take hours and I would be giving the new world order the home-court advantage. These are people who love abortion and vaccines that spread disease. They hate freedom and freedom-loving Americans. Therefore, a quick scan of the Drudge Report is about all the time I care to devote to hearing what they have to say. When I want to dig in and find out what is really going on, I first and foremost understand that the only place I will ever find 100% truth is in the Bible. For current events, I go to websites run by people who are either Christians or at least friendly to Christianity. I go to places that demonstrate a sincere desire to tell the truth, not to known liars who have been caught time and time again spreading lies. For example, the same way Drudge curates the new world order headlines, David Knight curates news items from a Christian perspective on his podcasts. However, even someone like David Knight is not going to tell the truth 100% of the time. The other day I heard him interview someone who claimed receiving last rites guarantees entry into heaven. Knight, a Protestant, did not challenge this statement. It’s fine to go to people like David Knight and Tucker Carlson or places like Zerohedge, Information Liberation, or Just The News for news, but these are not places to find truth. They are places to find news; news that has to be viewed with discernment through the lens of Scripture. For truth, one has to go to Scripture. The truth is that no ritual or rite can save you. The Virgin Mary cannot save you. Being a ‘good person’ cannot save you. Whether your name is Zelensky or Putin, Adolf Hitler or Harry Truman, the only thing that can save you is a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. That is the truth. It is also true that the new world order is stepping up their campaign against the truth. This push for total censorship and the end of the First Amendment began in earnest, of course, in 2018 under Trump. In response, Trump held a conference with people in the media who had not been censored. When the censorship went hyperbolic under COVID, Trump did nothing. Eventually Trump himself was banned from Twitter. They now have a good lock on television and radio, most social media, and all of the major websites, but soon even alternative podcasts and places like endofdays.press may become verboten. For most of the 21st Century, the free Internet looked like it was going to make way for a new revolution of freedom, but that was never the plan. They now are quickly implementing ‘the plan’ to control all information. I wrote about this plan in Dragon Slayer Jesus Christ:

“In his 1970 book, Between Two Ages, elite New World Order architect Zbigniew Brzezinski described a future “Technotronic Era” where populations would be controlled by advanced methods:

“The technotronic era involves the gradual appearance of a more controlled society. Such a society would be dominated by an elite, unrestrained by traditional values. Soon it will be possible to assert almost continuous surveillance over every citizen and maintain up-to-date complete files containing even the most personal information about the citizen. These files will be subject to instantaneous retrieval by the authorities, . . . In the technotronic society the trend would seem to be towards the aggregation of the individual support of millions of uncoordinated citizens, easily within the reach of magnetic and attractive personalities exploiting the latest communications techniques to manipulate emotions and control reason. [Emphasis added.]
— Zbigniew Brzezinski, 1970″ (1)

We will further develop John 17:17 in a future post, but for now suffice it to say, Father, sanctify us through thy truth, thy word is truth. We ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.

 

Magog Update: In September of 2020, I wrote that the political intrigue surrounding the Nord Stream II Pipeline bears watching. As you probably have heard, this pipeline, along with the Nord Stream I, was recently sabotaged with explosives. Nobody has claimed responsibility but many if not most believe it was the work of the US. US Secretary of State Blinken called the pipeline attacks ‘a tremendous opportunity’. (In other words, an opportunity for the US to sell LNG to Europe.) Regardless of who did it, the pipeline attacks were another major step of escalation toward WW III. It was revealed by The Intercept last week that the US has troops on the ground in Ukraine. That they are now admitting that could certainly be considered a sign of escalation. Then a few days ago, Zelensky called on NATO to make a preemptive nuclear strike on Russia. Most mainstream media ignored his statement. Those that mentioned it twisted the story but Zelensky’s words were clear and unmistakable. He called for a nuclear strike on Russia. I think that could be called escalation as well. Then, yesterday on October 8, a bridge of high strategic value connecting Russia to Crimea was hit with a fertilizer-packed truck bomb, temporarily putting the bridge out of commission. Traffic on the bridge has since resumed as not all of the lanes were destroyed. Russia has blamed Kyiv and responded today with missile strikes on Zaporizhzhia in Ukraine. I would call that escalation. Furthermore, Former White House national security adviser John Bolton called for Putin’s assassination on Friday. More escalation. The way I see it, these events are moving things closer to the Magog invasion of Ezekiel 38, 39. Although it looks like the US was responsible for the strike on the Nord Stream pipelines, American tankers cannot provide enough LNG to Europe to meet demand. Israel, however, has been working on their own pipeline to supply natural gas to Europe. It is supposed to be ready in just a few years. Israel’s use of the EastMed pipeline, along with the events mentioned above, may be, I believe, the hooks in the jaws of Russia (Magog) in Ezekiel 38:4, when they move against Israel to take a spoil. Most prophecy teachers, myself included, believe the Magog invasion to be post-rapture. This, along with the presence of five red heifers in Israel now, tells me we are getting closer to our blessed hope. A rare red heifer, of course, will be needed to dedicate the temple in Israel (Num 19), ie the temple that will be built following the rapture and the Magog invasion of Israel. (Rev 11) Reportedly, the red heifers will be the proper age for the ceremony within a year or so.

 

(1) As cited in Dragon Slayer Jesus Christ, p 221.

John 17:1-9 – This Is Life Eternal – The Upper Room Discourse Part 12

Dear Friends,

Greetings in Christ. This post is a little longer than usual, but considering what we are facing, I highly recommend you prayerfully read it. Earlier this week on Sunday, we remembered the collapse of the Twin Towers and Solomon Brothers Building Seven on September 11, 2001. I have mentioned the truth about 9/11 before, but in this post, we will explore how it set the stage for the COVID emergency orders and the rise of the New World Order. President Bush’s emergency executive order for 9/11 is still in place, as is Trump’s emergency executive order for COVID. The following is from Dragon Slayer Jesus Christ:

“The original 9/11 occurred on September 11th, 1990, when George H.W. Bush, rallied an international coalition to come to the aid of Kuwait. During his speech, he introduced the “New World Order”:

“Out of these troubled times, our fifth objective — a new world order — can emerge: a new era — freer from the threat of terror, stronger in the pursuit of justice, and more secure in the quest for peace.1 [Emphasis added.]

“Ask yourself, how is that working out? Are we freer from the threat of terror? Are we stronger in the pursuit of justice? Are we more secure in the quest for peace? The New World Order promises great things, but delivers nothing but lies. When governments forsake their Romans 13 mandate, deny God, and actively pursue programs of destabilization that cause countries to become war zones where the local government has no control, like has happened in Iraq, Afghanistan, Egypt, Libya, and now Syria, then it is clear that the governments that are doing so are the ones that are ‘resisting the power’ (Rom 13:2). I remember watching President Bush’s speech on September 11, in 1990. I was impressed. It sounded pretty good. Little did I know at the time that I was being deceived. Now we see a pattern in their design: The term New World Order was introduced to the public on September 11 in 1990; their master plan to roll it out was executed on the same date in 2001, 11 years later. 9/11 was used as a pretext to bring in the police state and to go to war in the Middle East, all in the name of the ‘War on Terror’ — an endless war with no visible enemy that can never be won. It is the perfect government crisis. It’s perpetual. It instills fear in the mind of the public. It calls for huge budgets, reduced liberties and increased power. *

“… Al-Qaeda is simply the Arabic word for ‘database’. In the 1980s the CIA began compiling a database of people in the Middle East that were willing to work with them. Out of these relationships grew the al-Qaeda network. Al-Qaeda has become the answer to all of the New World Order’s problems. They blamed 9/11/2001 on al-Qaeda. They used al-Qaeda to take down Libya. They used al-Qaeda for security for the consulate in Benghazi, which in turn raided the consulate on 9/11/2012, 11 years after the second 9/11. This was a cover up operation to get rid of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, who refused to cooperate with the New World Order by running heat-seeking missiles (called MANPADS) to Syria.**

“…..Did you know that over 1000 architects and engineers have signed a petition to Congress, stating that the official version of events explaining the fall of the Twin Towers is not scientifically possible? 3
…..Did you know only a few dozen architects and engineers have openly supported the NIST and WTC reports (the official version)?
…..Did you know that Solomon Bros. Tower 7, which also collapsed into itself on September 11, in the same controlled-demolition like manner as the Twin Towers, was not hit by any plane?
…..Did you know that before September 11, no steel-frame skyscraper in history had ever collapsed because of a fire, or from being hit by a plane? (Many skyscrapers have had much longer burning and wider-ranging fires. The Empire State Building was hit by a B-25 bomber in 1945, yet did not collapse.)
…..Did you know that Jet fuel does not burn hot enough to melt steel? Jet fuel burns at less than 1600º F. Steel melts at 2700º F. And, most of the jet fuel burned off in the initial explosion.
…..Did you know that 7X the normal number of investors sold short on American Airlines stock the week before September 11?
…..Did you know that no plane parts from flight 77 were found at the Pentagon? The two six-ton jet engines were completely missing. There was no fuselage. This is an unprecedented occurrence. There are always plane parts after a crash. The turbine that was recovered from inside the Pentagon, was not a part from a Boeing 757. According to Major General Albert N. Stubblebine, “It looked like a turbine from a missile.”
…..Did you know that Flight 93 completely disappeared as well? An entire 757 seemingly evaporated, as no discernible parts were found at the Pennsylvania crash site. No bodies of the passengers were found. No blood. No jet fuel. However during the trial of Zacarias Moussaoui, the prosecution magically produced key items recovered from the crash site. Among them a red bandana — exhibit PA00111, and a Saudi ID card — exhibit PA00101. (The FBI released pictures showing a jet engine and two small fragments of fuselage, but never explained where they were found.)” ***

So to sum up, the original 9/11 occurred on September 11, 1990.
The second September 11 occurred 11 years later in 2001.
The third September 11 occurred 11 years later in 2012.

This article on The Free Thought Project lists seven documentaries for further investigation. Another good website is Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth.

That brings us to the 21st anniversary of 9/11 last Sunday, which just happened to be exactly 911 days after Trump’s emergency declaration for COVID. While I am not suggesting this coincidence was planned, it does indeed call attention to the link between these two events. September 11th, 2001 was just the beginning. They played the footage of the towers falling over and over to instill fear and weaken the American public through trauma-based mind control. Immediately after the September 11 attacks in 2001, there were anthrax attacks in Washington DC, biological attacks in which anthrax was sent in envelopes to individuals via the US mail. These attacks were yet another false flag operation. There was a note pointing to al-Qaeda, but the spores were traced to a US government lab with CIA connections. The anthrax attacks led to sweeping new government powers for biological attacks, inasmuch as the attacks were used as a fulcrum to force the Patriot Act through Congress. Earlier in 2001, tabletop exercises concerning biological attacks began with Operation Dark Winter. Several other similar exercises took place over the next two decades. While America is recovering from the COVID lockdowns and moving on, Trump’s emergency declaration remains in place, because it is essential to provide legal cover to the pharmaceutical companies who unleashed the death shots on the world. Meanwhile, health services are attempting to connect with the deep state intelligence apparatus. (See here also.) This will help facilitate the medical marshal law that will be part and parcel of the New World Order. So, while September 11, 2001 was phase one, the emergency declaration of 2020 and the mRNA shots were phase two. I believe phase three may be coming soon, but just as God turned the tragedy of the cross into the greatest victory in the history of the world, God is going to do something similar before all is said and done. I see these events as judgments from God. Yet, in the Bible, judgment is always paired with deliverance. Jesus bore our judgment for sin when He was crucified on Calvary. Three days later, God delivered Him and raised Him from the dead. Jesus’ perfect sacrifice provides deliverance for all who trust in Him by faith. Jesus was not worried or fearful as He faced the cross. He was confident that his Father would deliver Him. Neither do we need to be worried or fearful about what we are facing. Our Father will deliver us too. We have a blessed hope. (Tit 2:13)

You may be wondering if it is foolish for me to post these things publicly, in light of all that has been happening in America. I believe it would be foolish not to. It does not say “Cower in fear and the devil will flee from you.” There is no backplate on our armor in Ephesians 6. We are not to run away from these people. I believe we need to run straight at them. This means being wise as serpents and harmless as doves, but it also means shouting their crimes from the housetops. Jesus said And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

Give us understanding Father, as we read thy word, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

John 17:1-9
1 These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee:

What if the trials we are going through are intended for God’s glory? That is what Jesus said about the blind man. His blindness was given to glorify God. It is also what Jesus says here about his crucifixion. It was for God’s glory. Maybe that is the way we need to look at all the trials and tribulations that come our way.

2 As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.
3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.
4 I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.
5 And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.

As Jesus is reporting to his Father that He has finished his work, He says part of that glory is our gift of eternal life, which is possible because of the work He finished. It is only because of Jesus’ finished work on the cross — which we learn of through his word — that we have the free gift of eternal life. We receive this gift by believing it (v 8).

6 I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word.

Jesus is God manifest in the flesh. (John 1:14) Jesus likewise manifested his Father’s name as the I am (Ex 3:14; John 8:58). Jesus amplified the meaning behind this name by giving his seven I am statements: I am the bread of life; I am the light of the world; I am the door; I am the good shepherd; I am the resurrection and the life; I am the way, the truth, and the life; I am the true vine. In these statements we see that Jesus is anything and everything we need. This is one of the main meanings of the name I am.

We make our calling and election sure by keeping his word. (John 8:31f) We receive joy by keeping his word. (Jer 15;16; Ps 119:14; 162) It is through his word that we are born again (1 Pet 1:23), but only if we believe it (John 3:16).

7 Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee.
8 For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me.
9 I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine.
John 17:1-9

 

All souls belong to the Father. (Ez 18:4) He has given those of us who believe as gifts to Jesus. It says that seven times. Knowing that we are the Father’s gift to Jesus, we must modify our behavior accordingly. Knowing we belong to Jesus, we can be confident knowing that Jesus is praying for us (v 9). With Jesus praying for us, we have nothing to fear. (Rom 8:31) In closing, if you have not yet made the decision to believe on Jesus Christ, carefully consider the gift of eternal life that Jesus is praying about in this section. It’s your only hope.

In life there are two paths to take
One is crooked like a snake
As he moves, his body bends
His path grows broad as it descends

The other path is as a dove
Her flight is straight, her way is love
High she soars, so fair and true
But they who find her path are few

…………………………….— yours truly

For more on the free gift of eternal life click here to read about the new birth.

Final Warning 1981

Father, help us all to finish the work You have given us to do, even as your Son finished the work You gave Him to do, by which we are saved. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, now and forever, Almighty Father, in Jesus’ name. Amen

PS: This year Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown on September 25 and ends at sundown on September 27.

 

Prophecy Update: A few days ago, Biden signed a new “Executive Order on Advancing Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Innovation for a Sustainable, Safe, and Secure American Bioeconomy.”

Under Section 1:
For biotechnology and biomanufacturing to help us achieve our societal goals, the United States needs to invest in foundational scientific capabilities.  We need to develop genetic engineering technologies and techniques to be able to write circuitry for cells and predictably program biology in the same way in which we write software and program computers; unlock the power of biological data, including through computing tools and artificial intelligence; and advance the science of scale‑up production while reducing the obstacles for commercialization so that innovative technologies and products can reach markets faster.

It was called a conspiracy theory when whistleblowers said that the mRNA shots would reprogram our DNA, even though it said so on the Moderna website. Now we have an executive order saying so as well. Of course, this executive order could have implications concerning Revelation 13:16-18, but I am starting to see another connection between biotech and the Revelation. In Chapter 9 of the Revelation, John sees a plague of locusts that are shaped like horses, have faces like men, hair like women, teeth like lions, and tails like scorpions. Perhaps recent breakthroughs in biotech, where scientists can merge species and create synthetic mice, portend genetically engineered chimeras. Maybe the locusts John saw will be engineered in a lab.

 

1 Excerpted from the Bush Library archives: Address Before a Joint Session of the Congress on the Persian Gulf Crisis and the Federal Budget Deficit (1990-09-11). The original link has been disabled but can still be accessed here on the Internet Wayback Machine.
* Dragon Slayer Jesus Christ, pp 177, 178
** Ibid, pp 180, 181
3 http://www2.ae911truth.org/downloads/AE911Truth-Petition&Names.pdf
*** Dragon Slayer Jesus Christ, p 135