Isaiah 28:15-18 – Coronavirus Part 12

Dear Friends,

In the past, while preparing my notes I have had my computer taken over as if the delete key was held down, only the cursor deleted much faster than it would have if the delete key was stuck. Around that same time, WND reported about a journalist who had the same thing happen to her. The enemy does not want you to receive this information. Read this week’s notes prayerfully and share the information with your prayer partners.

I recently spoke to one of my oldest and closest Christian friends, from back when I used to live in San Diego. Her name is Terry. Terry is in one of the at-risk demographics for COVID. She told me she contracted COVID at the beginning of the plandemic and almost died. She then shared a vision that God gave her when she was on death’s doorstep.

Terry lost a friend who died at the hospital on a ventilator so she decided to just stay home and pray. (For more on the improper use of ventilators for COVID patients, see nurse Erin Olszewski’s testimony or get her book.) Terry said in her darkest hour, when she thought she was going to die, she had a vision of a red horse that was wildly out of control, rushing about and stamping on people and killing them. It was then that God came to her and shielded her, saying “No, you cannot have her. Her life belongs to Me.” (Terry was crying at this point as she was telling me this.) God then told her to “Tell everyone about Jesus.”

What follows is documentation corroborating Terry’s vision, but first, let us consider our text.

In our study on Isaiah 28, I pointed out how the elite have made a covenant with death, the same way Israel had. At that time I had no idea how fast their covenant with death was going to accelerate. For Israel and Judah, it ended in the Assyrian captivity and the Babylonian captivity. In our day, it will end with the worldwide captivity of MYSTERY BABYLON, but as Christians we have nothing to fear. We have the promise of the blessed hope (2 Tim 1:7; Tit 2:13). 

Father, give us understanding as we consider your precious and perfect word. Make us sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit. Direct our paths, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

 

Isaiah 28:15-18
15 Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves:
16 ¶ Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation [the Lord Jesus Christ]: he that believeth shall not make haste [in other words, Christians should be patient].
17 Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place.
18 ¶ And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it.
Isaiah 28:15-18

 

According to Dr Vladimir Zelenko, the COVID jabs are premeditated first-degree murder. Through a statistical analysis of the VAERS data, Dr Zelenko estimates that upwards of 700,000 Americans have already been killed by the shots. The long-term effects will undoubtedly further compound this number, but it is impossible to say how much since there have not been any long-term studies. Regardless, less than a year into this experiment, we already have myocarditis cases, even in pro athletes. Then they are shamed for having the audacity to say the shot harmed them after their careers are ruined. VITT, capillary leak syndrome, and various mystery conditions are cropping up as well (see here and here). Meanwhile, the case for natural immunity keeps getting stronger. After a FOIA request, the CDC was forced to admit they have no record of any unvaccinated individual ever spreading COVID post-recovery. What all these stories have in common is how the media spins them as if nothing is amiss. George Orwell warned us about this. In 1984, it was Winston’s job to doctor the news for Big Brother. The media have to mention the school closings, but they simply say teachers are ‘stressed out’ and ‘exhausted’. However, buried in the article is also the fact that these same teachers are suffering from ‘headaches’, ‘anxiety’, and ‘nausea’. I don’t think there is any question that there is a link to the shots. Are the shots not also linked to the heart attacks at the Travis Scott concert? But it gets worse. According to the FDA, tromethamine is now being added to the Pfizer children’s COVID shots in place of the regular saline buffer (see page 14). To quietly add a stabilizing agent that has been subject to recalls for causing blood clots to shots for kids is next-level insanity. Tromethamine has been in the Moderna shot from the beginning. Could this be the very reason some countries have banned the Moderna shot for young people because of concerns over heart problems? And Moderna is testing their shots on infants now. We are dealing with very disturbed people here. I cannot say it any more plainly than that. The system will attack and demonize people like Aaron Rodgers who refuse the shots and speak sense, yet the CDC director refuses to say whether the CDC themselves actually take the shots.

At the pace things are accelerating, we really have no idea how much more time we may have. The important thing is to tell everyone about Jesus. As long as we are here though, we need to take measures to protect ourselves. Bill Gates has warned that a smallpox attack is coming. Considering how we were told in advance that COVID was coming, we should take these types of statements seriously. We also have the shedding of viruses from the vaccinated to consider. The shots are causing a condition similar to AIDS, which stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. The shots are weakening the immune system of those who take them. Magic Johnson tested positive for HIV in 1991 by means of the same flawed PCR test that they have been using for SARS-CoV-2. The same Tony Fauci who is pushing shots on us pushed AZT on Magic Johnson. Johnson became very sick after taking AZT so he stopped the treatment. He regained his normal health and went on to win a gold medal in the 1992 Olympics. Others like Freddie Mercury who continued their AZT treatments were not so lucky. Likewise, COVID deaths are soaring in some of the places with the most people taking the shots, like Singapore, while the places with the least shots are faring well.

Even if the shots were safe and effective, they are still nevertheless being used to create a system where you will need a vaccine passport (which will also be a carbon allowance passport) for buying and selling. In some countries, like Lithuania, for example, they are already half way there. The only option left for those who refuse the shots is to order food to their homes online. Scientific American recently published an article stating what I wrote about in Coronavirus Part 6, what we have been told for the last year is a conspiracy theory: They want to mark us with invisible ink as proof of vaccination. Rice University says it is like a “bar-code tattoo.” Is this is what Gates meant when he said “We need a new way of doing the vaccines”? This could very well be the mark of the beast. (See notes on John 3:17-21). Maybe it will not be the positive identification microchip, but a vaccine tattoo patch, a scannable dot matrix on the right hand or forehead, linked to a social-credit-score-enhanced worldwide medical ID that proves you have the shot in order to buy and sell.

In closing, this is what I use to boost my immune system:

Zinc 50 mg per day (can increase up to 200 mg if not feeling well)
C 1000 mg (up to 5000 mg is recommended)
D 1000 IU (up to 5000 IU is recommended)
A 10,000 IU
Selenium 200 mcg

If you need to battle COVID or something similar, remember that all therapeutics are not created equal. For example, this chart shows the superiority of Ivermectin ($1 per course) compared to Remdesivir ($3,120 per course). If you must go to the hospital, carefully read what you are given to sign. Some hospitals are reportedly giving consent forms to be vaccinated buried within the paperwork.

Finally, I know it is hard to believe that this is really happening, but it is. If you have a biblical worldview, you understand [t]he heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked (Jer 17:9). People tend to project their own values on others. Since they could not fathom doing such things, they find it hard to believe that others could. The Bible says they can. History proves they can. All the things I write about in these updates are a matter of public record, yet much of the public is oblivious to what is happening. They were oblivious in Nazi Germany as well. They did not know about the death camps. Why? Because they did not want to know. The same is true of us. Our holocaust started in 1973, but that is only half of the story. To see how bad our sins really are, read this Lifesitenews article about how fetal cells are used in the shots. We have sown to the wind, and we are about to reap the whirlwind. Tell everyone about Jesus.

 

Correction 11/17/21: The Scientific American article was published in December 2019, not ‘recently’. I don’t believe that makes much difference though. Tell everyone about Jesus.

Addendum 11/18/21: This post would not be complete without mentioning something from this article from Lifesite news as well:

At this year’s World Health Summit in Berlin, which took place in October, Stefan Oelrich, president of Bayer’s Pharmaceuticals Division, said “We are really taking that leap – us as a company, Bayer – in cell and gene therapies … ultimately the mRNA vaccines are an example for that cell and gene therapy. I always like to say: if we had surveyed two years ago in the public – ‘would you be willing to take a gene or cell therapy and inject it into your body?’ – we probably would have had a 95% refusal rate.”

So in other words, he finally admitted what we all knew (and I posted) from the beginning of the plandemic: They lied to us by calling the shots ‘vaccines’. It was just marketing to make people accept something they would not have otherwise.

The summit in Berlin was an fitting venue for Oelrich to make his comments, since Bayer originally began as a Nazi company that supported the Third Reich.

John 12:1-19 – The Lamb of God That Taketh Away the Sin of the World

Dear Friends,

Although we are only a little more than halfway through John’s Gospel, we are less than a week away from Jesus’ death and resurrection. John will dedicate the rest of his Gospel to the last week of Jesus’ earthly life, except for the last two chapters on his resurrection.

As Chapter 12 opens, we see an intimate gathering where Jesus shares koinonia with some of his closest friends, knowing that soon He will go to the cross. Father, give us understanding as we read thy word, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

 

John 12:1-19
1 Then Jesus six days before the passover came to Bethany, where Lazarus was which had been dead, whom he raised from the dead.

Here is another one of John’s references to what day it was. As usual, we will see John has a good reason for this.

2 There they made him a supper; and Martha served: but Lazarus was one of them that sat at the table with him.
3 Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair: and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment.

Pastor Jon Courson notes that here we have three important components of the church: a.) Martha working, b.) Lazarus witnessing, and c.) Mary worshiping. (1)

First let us look at a.) working. Martha had the gift of helps (1 Cor 12:28). That may be a bit of a stretch, since the Holy Spirit was not yet given, but nevertheless, helps is a great gift. When a church has people volunteering to help out there is a vibrant atmosphere of koinonia that blesses the community in a powerful way.

Next, we have b.) witnessing. We do not have any of Lazarus’ words recorded, but his presence alone was a witness (vv 9, 11). It should be so with us. People should see new life in a Christian that it is a witness for Jesus. Witness is not only a verb, but a noun as well: But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. The word witness is translated from the Greek word, martus, where we get our word ‘martyr’. Your life should be a witness for Jesus and if necessary, your death too.

Finally, we have c.) worship. Mary’s act of worship is also recorded in Matthew 26 and Mark 14, where we learn that this scene takes place in the home of Simon the leper. We also learn that Mary not only anointed Jesus’ feet but his head as well. In that day, 300 pence (v 5; Lat denarii) was worth about a year’s wages for an average working man. According to Strong, one silver denarius weighed 53 grams in Nero’s time. At today’s silver prices, 300 denarii would be worth about US $13,588. Why did Mary not use her box to prepare Lazarus’ body for burial the week before? Because she was saving it for Jesus’ burial (v 7). When Jesus spoke of his impending death (John 8:28 et al) his disciples did not understand, even when He spelled it out for them (Luke 9:45). But Mary understood. Mary understood a great deal. She wiped his feet with her hair, which went against the social conventions of that day. It was considered immodest for a Jewish woman to let down her hair in public. Mary does not care though. She lays her glory at his feet (1 Cor 11:15). She wants to give Jesus her best, and she is criticized for it, by none other than the disciples (v 5; cf Matt 26:8)! If you give your all for Jesus, do not be surprised if a pastor or someone else in leadership criticizes you. They criticized Mary too, but Jesus said Let her alone: against the day of my burying hath she kept this. The same thing likewise happened to David when he wanted to give his all for the Lord. His wife criticized him for it. (2 Sam 6) As a result, she was barren unto the day of her death. Contrary to what the critics said, Jesus defended Mary and received her worship:

…..Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world, there shall also this, that this woman hath done, be told for a memorial of her. Matthew 26:1

This box of ointment may have even been something that was supposed to be kept for Mary’s dowry. In worshiping Jesus, Mary gave what was probably her life savings. In turn, it blessed not only Jesus, but the odour, or fragrance, filled the house and blessed all who were present. J Vernon McGee commented that we as Christians ought to break our alabaster boxes (Matt 26:6) as well. If we step out in faith and give our best for Jesus as Mary did, we will not only bless the Lord, but ourselves and others as well.

4 Then saith one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, which should betray him,
5 Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given to the poor?
6 This he said, not that he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and had the bag, and bare what was put therein.
7 Then said Jesus, Let her alone: against the day of my burying hath she kept this.
8 For the poor always ye have with you; but me ye have not always.
9 Much people of the Jews therefore knew that he was there: and they came not for Jesus’ sake only, but that they might see Lazarus also, whom he had raised from the dead.
10 ¶ But the chief priests consulted that they might put Lazarus also to death;

Is it any wonder Jesus called them children of the devil? (John 8:44) Even his rebuke was an act of love. He was showing tough love, which was exactly what they needed. Many of the priests eventually believed. (Acts 6:7; cf 15:5)

11 Because that by reason of him many of the Jews went away, and believed on Jesus.
12 ¶ On the next day much people that were come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem,

Above we are told that Jesus arrived in Bethany six days before the passover. After the sunset, it would have been the next day. So when we read about the dinner party at the house of Simon the leper, that would have been five days before the Passover. Now it was the next day after that, four days before the Passover, or the 10th of Nisan, also known as ‘Lamb Selection Day’ (Ex 12:1-3).

Thousands and thousands of lambs were pouring into the city of Jerusalem. According to Abraham Mutholath, the Passover lamb was usually taken to Jerusalem by way of Bethphage. Jesus likewise entered Jerusalem by way of Bethphage (Matt 21:1 et al), as He is the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. As worshipers from across the empire were selecting their lambs for the Passover, Jesus was presenting Himself to the nation of Israel as the Passover Lamb. The lamb had to be perfect and without blemish, and Jesus was so judged. (Luke 23:4)

13 Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried, Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord.

The people crying Hosanna (lit Save now) are quoting Psalm 118:25, 26. Luke tells us that the Pharisees told Jesus to rebuke his disciples, but He replied I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out. The Bible says that we Christians are stones, living stones (1 Pet 2:5). When they stop giving glory to Jesus it is up to us to cry out.

Matthew tells us that after Jesus entered Jerusalem, children continued to cry Hosanna in the temple. This caused the Pharisees to be sore displeased (Matt 21:15), but Jesus said Yea; have ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise?

14 And Jesus, when he had found a young ass, sat thereon; as it is written,
15 Fear not, daughter of Sion: behold, thy King cometh, sitting on an ass’s colt.
16 These things understood not his disciples at the first: but when Jesus was glorified, then remembered they that these things were written of him, and that they had done these things unto him.
17 The people therefore that was with him when he called Lazarus out of his grave, and raised him from the dead, bare record.
18 For this cause the people also met him, for that they heard that he had done this miracle.
19 The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, Perceive ye how ye prevail nothing? behold, the world is gone after him. [Cf Pr 27:4]
John 12:1-19

 

Jesus fulfilled Zecharaiah 9:9 when He rode into Jerusalem on the donkey, but what about those palm branches? According to the apocryphal books of 1 and 2 Maccabees, 200 years before Jesus rode into Jerusalem the palm branch was a symbol of national pride and triumph over tyranny. After Judas Maccabee liberated Jerusalem from Antiochus Epiphanes, a type of the antichrist, the people waved palm branches in celebration after the temple was cleansed. (2 Macc 10:7)

In other words, not only was Judas Iscariot following Jesus under false pretenses, using his position to embezzle funds from the treasury, but the people singing Hosanna were worshiping Jesus for the wrong reason. They were expecting Him to deliver them from Caesar Tiberius just as Judas Maccabee delivered them from Antiochus Epiphanes. Jesus will eventually crush Rome (MYSTERY BABYLON) and they will wave palm branches in heaven in celebration. (Rev 7:9) At this time, however, Jesus does not intend to overthrow Rome. The crowd is not going to be pleased. In four days, they will change their cry of Hosanna to Crucify him.

In closing, Jesus said his kingdom is not of this world. The kingdoms of this world are destined to fail. Jesus is the ROCK cut without hands, that will smash the kingdoms of this world, reducing them to dust like the chaff of the summer threshingfloors. Jesus’ kingdom will be like a mountain that fills the earth. (Dan 2:34f) Jesus’ kingdom will last forever. The best we can hope for until then is the freedom to share the gospel and live in peace. This freedom is being severely threatened in our day but Jesus tells us not to worry. He is still in control. The people in our passage above were under the yoke of Rome. They saw their Saviour crucified but God was in control. He quickly turned that situation around. It has been said that at Calvary, Satan did his worst, and God did his best. God turned the tables and used it for his glory. Things may look dark in our day, but God can turn the tables for his glory today just as He did then. Just as then, we may need to brace for the worst before God does his best. Time will tell. Meanwhile, we need to keep working, witnessing, and worshiping.

Finally, what if you have never received the free gift of everlasting life? (John 3:16) You don’t have to look like one of these lovely people in our text. In Luke 7, a woman who was a notorious sinner did the same thing that Mary did, brought an alabaster box of precious ointment to Jesus. She washed his feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair. Jesus received her just as He did Mary and He will receive you too. All He asks is that you repent, which means to change your mind. If you want the free gift, pray this prayer:

Father, forgive me. I receive your Son as my personal Saviour; Lord Jesus, please come into my heart. Take control of my life. Thank You for the precious blood You shed for me on Calvary. I pray this in your holy and precious name. Amen.

 

Magog Update: If you are a regular reader of these notes, you have observed that we regularly keep tabs on the players listed in Ezekiel 38, 39. In these two chapters, Ezekiel predicts that an invasion of Israel will take place that will be led by Russia (Magog) and her leader (Gog). Russia is joined by an alliance that includes Iran (Persia) and a host of other Islamic nations. The one player that does not seem to fit is Cush, translated as Ethiopia in the KJV. However, as I have previously noted, Ethiopia has been engulfed in a civil war and the situation is fluid. Today, the US began evacuating US personnel from Ethiopia, as it looks like the capital may soon fall to the TPLF, a far-left military organization (along with other military organizations that have recently signed a pact of alliance with the TPLF in Washington DC). It is believed (and supported by Scripture) that the Magog Invasion is post-rapture (more here). Therefore, the more the chessboard seems to be positioning for the Magog invasion, the closer we are to the rapture of the church. We will keep an eye on Ethiopia to see how the situation develops.

 

(1) Courson, Tree of Life Bible Commentary John 7-13, pp 128-133.

John 12:46 – What If Everyone Was A Christian?

…..I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.
John 12:46

Dear Friends,

Greetings in Christ!

Question: What would happen if you had an entire community where everyone was a Christian? How might they handle a health crisis compared to the rest of the world?

By the way, you do not find autism among the Amish either. Father, your Son is the light of the world. May all your people walk in his light and escape the coming night, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

John 11:36-57 – Believe

Dear Friends,

Greetings in Christ!!! This week as we conclude John 11 we will look at some of the implications of Jesus’ miracle that we have not yet considered. When we last left off, Jesus wept for his friends and the loss they suffered. As we pick back up, we can see this did not go unnoticed by the people who were present.

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

John 11:36-57
36 Then said the Jews, Behold how he loved him!
37 And some of them said, Could not this man, which opened the eyes of the blind, have caused that even this man should not have died?
38 Jesus therefore again groaning in himself cometh to the grave. It was a cave, and a stone lay upon it.
39 Jesus said, Take ye away the stone. Martha, the sister of him that was dead, saith unto him, Lord, by this time he stinketh: for he hath been dead four days.
40 Jesus saith unto her, Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God?

God has a way of doing the impossible, not just in Bible times but today in the lives of all who trust in Him. If God made you a promise He will keep it. The devil will try to convince you it cannot possibly be true; that there is no way that certain person will ever love you back; that there is no way you will ever be used to lead those people to Christ; that we can not possibly escape this downward spiral into the abyss of the new world order. The key to obtaining these (or any other) promises from God is to not give up. The only way to persevere and lay hold of a promise when it looks impossible is to believe that the promise is true. If you do not believe that person will love you back, or that you will be used for the ministry, or that God will deliver you from the new world order, you are likely to give up. Belief is the key. Sometimes there will be a long period of suffering involved, or what the bible calls longsuffering. Or like in the case of Lazarus, Jesus may grant you an instant miracle.

41 Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me.
42 And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me.

Most of what Jesus did on earth was aimed at increasing our faith; at least the events John chose to include were (John 20:30f). The miracles He performed gave people the faith to persevere through the persecutions that followed in the first century. Because of their faith, how they were willing to die knowing that they were dying for the truth, my faith is increased all the more. Things may get pretty dark before Jesus fetches us back home, but I am confident that any persecution that comes our way will only benefit the church, ie strengthen it and make it grow.

43 And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth.

Jesus calls Lazarus by name. If He would have simply said, Come forth, the other dead bodies in the tombs would have tried to come forth too, with their stones still in place blocking them.

44 And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go.
45 Then many of the Jews which came to Mary, and had seen the things which Jesus did, believed on him.
46 But some of them went their ways to the Pharisees, and told them what things Jesus had done.

In John 1:48 we saw Jesus demonstrate his omniscience. In John 3:13, we saw He is also omnipresent. By raising Lazarus from the dead, Jesus demonstrated that He is omnipotent as well. Despite all this, some still did not believe. One of the hardest things to accept as a believer is when others do not receive the gospel. This can be especially hard when dealing with family members. The truth of the matter is that there are some who will never believe. That does not mean that we should give up on them; it just means it is out of our hands. We cannot even save ourselves, let alone anyone else. Those who ran to tell the Pharisees may have believed and repented later after Jesus died and rose again. Likewise, you may have to wait until after you die for some of the people on your prayer list to believe and be saved.

47 ¶ Then gathered the chief priests and the Pharisees a council, and said, What do we? for this man doeth many miracles.
48 If we let him thus alone, all men will believe on him: and the Romans shall come and take away both our place and nation.
49 And one of them, named Caiaphas, being the high priest that same year, said unto them, Ye know nothing at all,
50 Nor consider that it is expedient for us, that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not.
51 And this spake he not of himself: but being high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus should die for that nation;

In verse 50, it sounds like Caiaphas is speaking of murdering Jesus to save Israel from the Romans if too many people believe on Jesus (v 48), but verse 51 shows that God was speaking through him, because he was in the position of the high priest. He was prophesying the birth of the church (v 52; cf Eph 2:11-17).

52 And not for that nation only, but that also he should gather together in one [both Jew and Gentile] the children of God that were scattered abroad.
53 Then from that day forth they took counsel together for to put him to death.
54 Jesus therefore walked no more openly among the Jews; but went thence unto a country near to the wilderness, into a city called Ephraim, and there continued with his disciples.
55 ¶ And the Jews’ passover was nigh at hand: and many went out of the country up to Jerusalem before the passover, to purify themselves.
56 Then sought they for Jesus, and spake among themselves, as they stood in the temple, What think ye, that he will not come to the feast?
57 Now both the chief priests and the Pharisees had given a commandment, that, if any man knew where he were, he should shew it, that they might take him.
John 11:36-57

 

Despite the sinister nature of their plotting against Jesus, it was all part of God’s plan of redemption. (Acts 2:23; 1 Pet 1:20; Rev 3:8) As we conclude Chapter 11, I am reminded of the promise in Romans 8:28: And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. There are people in high places today, in principalities both physical and spiritual, as well as lower-level municipalities and townships, who are planning sinister things against the body of Christ. Although it may look like they are succeeding, they are not. It looked that way when they crucified our Lord, but three days later, He rose from the dead. We have this same promise of victory in our future as well. They wanted to kill Lazarus because of his wonderful and mighty testimony (John 12:10), but he had already died once. Killing him again seems a little futile, does it not? Could not Jesus have simply resurrected him again? The same is true of us. If they kill us they only speed us on our way to be with Christ. We will be raised again in glory with the first resurrection. Whatever they do to us, whatever they may take away from us, we have the promise of life in the world to come. Whatever you can recollect as the best day you ever had on earth or could have in your wildest dreams, maybe with an amazing landscape in Oahu and the person of your choice to spend it with, it pales in comparison to the worst day in heaven when we are together with our King for all eternity. In the meantime, consider that the word believe (or some form of it) appeared three times in this week’s text, eight times total in John 11. Again, John wrote his Gospel so we would believe: But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name (John 20:31). Believing that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God is the first step. Next, God wants us to grow from baby Christians into Christian soldiers. He wants us to believe in the promises He has in store for us. If God made you a promise, believe it. God will keep his end of the bargain as long as you keep yours and don’t give up.

 

Prophecy Update: This week’s notes are fitting as we need to keep current events in perspective. The new world order is shifting their plan for worldwide domination into high gear. If you have been following recent news items you may be feeling discouraged or fearful. That is what the enemy wants and if you give in to it, you are falling into his trap. In Revelation 13:2, John saw the full-blown New World Order as a beast that was like unto a leopard. I have always believed that this aspect of the worldwide beast system shows how fast it will rise to power, like a leopard stalking its prey. Indeed, things are now moving forward at brake-neck speed. COVID is simply a manufactured excuse to accelerate the process. This documentary explains in detail.

The important thing is not to give in to fear. The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion (Pr 28:1). And again: For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind (2 Tim 1:7). The Lord has forewarned us and told us what to do:

Nation [Gk ethnos] shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven. But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name’s sake. And it shall turn to you for a testimony. Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye shall answer: For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist. And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death. And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake. But there shall not an hair of your head perish. In your patience possess ye your souls. And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh. Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto. For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled. But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people. And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled. And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh. (Luke 21:10-28)

Much of the above passage will be fulfilled in the great tribulation period. The good news is that the church, the bride of Christ, does not have to go through the great tribulation period. What kind of groom would tell his bride he is going to beat her senseless for seven years (or technically three and a half) before he marries her? Certainly not our Jesus. Enoch was raptured before the flood. Lot and his family were delivered before God destroyed Sodom. Jesus will deliver us before He unleashes his wrath. Now is the time to prepare ourselves. (Rev 19:7)

John 11:22-35 — Coronavirus Part 11

Dear Friends,

Greetings in Christ!!! Over a year ago I began a series on how to discern the truth when following a news item, using the coronavirus story as an example. If you lived in the city at that time, you may recall the empty streets and an eerie feeling that we were not in Kansas anymore, so to speak. We have learned a lot since then. It is now plain to see that the architects of the new world order have engineered the entire plandemic. They are using it to consolidate power, transfer wealth from the common people to themselves, and in their mind, ‘cull the herd’ since that is how they view us. This week we are going to review what we have learned about the plandemic, consider how we should look at the situation from a kingdom perspective, and consider where God may be going with this. 

Father, give us understanding as we read your word, so perfect, so timeless, so full of wisdom and knowledge, so elegant and efficacious in its ability to sustain us and direct our paths. Your servants are listening; speak to our hearts. Give us the grace to rightly divide your word and properly apply it, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

John 11:22-35
22 But I [Martha] know, that even now, whatsoever thou wilt ask of God, God will give it thee.
23 Jesus saith unto her, Thy brother shall rise again.
24 Martha saith unto him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day.
25 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:
26 And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?
27 She saith unto him, Yea, Lord: I believe that thou art the Christ, the Son of God, which should come into the world.
28 And when she had so said, she went her way, and called Mary her sister secretly, saying, The Master is come, and calleth for thee.
29 As soon as she heard that, she arose quickly, and came unto him.
30 Now Jesus was not yet come into the town, but was in that place where Martha met him.
31 The Jews then which were with her in the house, and comforted her, when they saw Mary, that she rose up hastily and went out, followed her, saying, She goeth unto the grave to weep there.
32 Then when Mary was come where Jesus was, and saw him, she fell down at his feet, saying unto him, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died.
33 When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping which came with her, he groaned in the spirit, and was troubled,
34 And said, Where have ye laid him? They said unto him, Lord, come and see.
35 Jesus wept.
John 11:22-35

 

Jesus wept. I believe this is one of the most profound passages in Scripture — two short words that give us insight into the soul of our Saviour. At this point in our narrative, Jesus knows He will be nailed to the cross in only a few short weeks, but that is not what is troubling Him. He is moved with compassion for the loss that his friends have suffered. Nobody will ever be able to say Jesus does not understand their situation. He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Jesus dedicated his short time on this earth to serving others, not out of a sense of duty or obligation, but because He truly loves us, more than we will ever know. Jesus is absolutely selfless. He never built Himself a house, never took a woman; He never used his power to pamper his flesh or aggrandize Himself in any way.

I believe John 11:35 sums up how Jesus feels about the situation in the world today; the situation in places where people are isolated from seeing a friendly face because of lockdowns; the wars and natural disasters that have been destroying lives and displacing families; the worldwide trafficking syndicate that keeps its victims in perpetual slavery; people who have been crippled or killed by the toxic shots that are being forced on us; the rise of the new world order. And yet, although Jesus wept for his friends and their loss, He was able to fix everything with three simple words: Lazarus, come forth. If you have been affected in one of the ways I just mentioned, or in some other horrible manner, keep in mind that however hopeless the situation may look, Jesus knows what He is doing. If you find yourself like Martha and Mary asking, ‘Jesus, why aren’t You here? Why don’t You do something?’, keep in mind, Jesus is still in control.

One thing we have consistently observed throughout this series is that if we rely on the media to keep us informed, we will receive a very skewed picture of what is taking place. When the US took Bagdad in 2003, Bagdad Bob famously told his viewers the Americans were committing suicide by the hundreds and would soon surrender, even as the sound of US tanks rolling into Bagdad could be heard in the background of his broadcast. His comments were comical to anyone who was aware of the actual situation. Similarly, the Bible gives us intel and insight that affords us a kingdom perspective concerning current events. For someone who is well-versed in Scripture, the US news sounds just as ludicrous as Bagdad Bob’s newscasts did. Through the word of God, we can see the big picture. Just as Jesus knew that Lazarus would be walking around soon as alive as ever, when we view the situation in the world today through the lens of Scripture, we know that nothing is as it seems.

If you are a regular reader of these notes, you already have a pretty good handle on what is happening with respect to the plandemic. (In Coronavirus Part 6 we looked at how this pandemic was planned in advance.) Without question, the plandemic is being used in tandem with the Great Reset to bring in the new world order. In our notes on John 3:17-21, we looked at one of the possible ways this plandemic may be used to implement the mark of the beast. If you are not a regular reader of these notes, a very good synopsis of all we have learned can be found here. Despite what we have been told, many doctors oppose the shots. Recently, a group of doctors, including the inventor of mRNA technology, Dr Robert Malone, met in Rome and charged COVID policymakers with crimes against humanity. Their petition, which has already been signed by more than 5000 doctors, can be found here. A recent open letter detailing the complex medical aspects of COVID penned under the nom de plume, Spartacus, was deleted from its original location but can still be found in several other places on the Internet, including here. I recommend you read it. Even though I did not understand all of the medical jargon I learned a lot from it. With this information in mind, let us now look at the latest news surrounding the plandemic:

The preeminent medical journal, The Lancet, has finally published the alternative view that the novel coronavirus was the result of a lab leak, the same thing Zerohedge reported (and I linked to) from the very beginning of the plandemic in February of 2020. Protests against the mandates and lockdowns are now emerging even in places like New York, yet the media still has their blockout in place, keeping this information from much of the public.

Meanwhile, the FDA recently held hearings on whether booster shots should be mandated. Some of the top FDA scientists testified that the shots are killing people in far greater numbers than any perceived benefit of lives saved by the shots. Two of these FDA scientists have quit their jobs in an apparent protest. Nevertheless, the NIH appears to be moving forward with the boosters. In a similar move, Pfizer has declared the mysterious white particles that caused Japan to reject whole batches of the shots are ‘safe’. (Japan has long been a country that exercises caution with vaccines. In the nineties, when Japan stopped mandating vaccines for infants, half of Japan’s new parents stopped immunizing their babies. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome immediately fell by half.) Some countries are scrapping restrictions altogether, but the UN is reportedly planning a permanent lockdown. In other words, the new world order is not going to give up.

At the very beginning of our study in John, I wrote how for many, COVID has become a religion. This is now more apparent than ever. Recently the new governor of New York, Kathy Hochul (D), spoke before a liberal church. She commended them for getting vaccinated. She called them her ‘apostles’ (does she think she is Jesus?) and said it was up to them to spread proper information on vaccines. She said that the vaccines were mandated by God and that those bad people who were not getting vaccinated were out of God’s will. Meanwhile, not only are many healthcare workers quitting their jobs in protest over the vaccine mandates, but hundreds of Navy SEALs are resigning as well. Teachers, police, and professional athletes are also refusing the shots.

Now let us consider the big picture. Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed by the opposing forces in the world? Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them. Noah was considered a right-wing extremist in his day — until it started to rain. After that, he was pretty mainstream. The same will be true of us.

…..In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
…..For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
…..So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
1 Corinthians 15:52-54

In the Bible, judgment is always paired with deliverance and our deliverance is coming soon. For some time now, I have felt that God is going to turn the tables and use the COVID situation for his glory. We have already seen some evidence of this. According to Pastor JD Farag of Calvary Chapel Kaneohe (CCK), the plandemic has brought multitudes to a saving faith in our Lord and Saviour — people who never would have otherwise sought for answers or heard the gospel. Many of these people have contacted CCK to share how the plandemic moved them to search the Internet for answers and ultimately receive Christ. Homeschooling enrollment has reportedly doubled since the beginning of the plandemic. These students have effectively been rescued from institutionalized indoctrination that was preparing them for the new world order. There is also some good news with respect to the virus itself. In much of India, for example in the province of Utter Pradesh, they have completely eradicated COVID through very low vaccination rates and the use of low-cost therapeutics like the wonder-drug Ivermectin. Perhaps this is why Binden instructed PM Modi not to answer questions from the press when he recently visited the White House. If these trends continue, could we possibly see a reversal of the policies that got us into this COVID mess? Maybe even a gospel revival, which is long overdue? 

I believe Jesus is coming back soon, but even if He isn’t He is definitely working in tremendous ways behind the scenes. Many of these ways are highlighted in the prophecy update below (or watch it here):

 

If the Lord tarries, we should be prepared to face the future as best as possible in the era of the Great Reset. This may mean switching careers. As many areas of the workforce are being phased out, you may want to retrain for an area that is growing, preferably one that allows you to work independently. Above all, we need to be in prayer, asking our Lord to direct our paths, being sensitive to how He may want to use us, or more specifically, who He may want to use us to reach. Remember, no matter how badly you may have been affected by the plandemic (or any other event), Jesus can reverse the situation in an instant just as He did for Lazarus and his sisters, and He will. Ultimately, the only way out of this mess we are in is through faith in Christ. In this week’s text we have Jesus’ fifth great I AM statement in the Book of John: I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: We know from John’s vision on the Isle of Patmos that a worldwide holocaust is coming. Jesus is the way to escape it. 

Father, thank You for everything You are doing in the world today. Thank You that nothing is too big for You. Thank You that You have a great deliverance for us the same as you did for Lazarus. Thank You for all who are coming to a saving knowledge of your Son. Thank You for the glorious future You have prepared for those of us who have received your Son. He is everything. We love and trust You, Father, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

John 11:15-21 – To the Intent Ye May Believe

Dear Friends,

Last week when Jesus told the disciples it was time to go back to Judaea, they said it was too dangerous (v 8). Jesus assured them it was safe enough for now, but they did not understand. Thomas expected to be killed along with Jesus when they arrived in Judaea (v 16). Jesus said they had to go and wake Lazarus out of sleep, but again, the disciples did not understand. He then told them plainly, Lazarus is dead. For the disciples, the situation looked gloomy to say the least.

Give us understanding, Father, as we continue in John 11, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

John 11:15-21
15 And I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, to the intent ye may believe; nevertheless let us go unto him.
16 Then said Thomas [from Heb ta’owm; lit Twin], which is called Didymus [Gk didumos; lit Twin], unto his fellowdisciples, Let us also go, that we may die with him.
17 Then when Jesus came, he found that he had lain in the grave four days already.
18 Now Bethany was nigh unto Jerusalem, about fifteen furlongs off [1.875 miles]:
19 And many of the Jews came to Martha and Mary, to comfort them concerning their brother.
20 Then Martha, as soon as she heard that Jesus was coming, went and met him: but Mary sat still in the house.
21 Then said Martha unto Jesus, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died.
John 11:15-21

 

John 11 addresses the age-old dilemma of mankind: Death. 

In 2021, we are looking at this age-old problem in its most lethal form: Democide, or death by government. According to political scientist R J Rummel of the University of Hawaii, 262 million people were victims of democide in the 20th century. More recently, seven children were killed in the Kabul drone strike on August 29. Add to this somewhere between 22,000 and 48,000 civilians killed by US airstrikes since 9/11. Considering the role of the military-industrial complex in the rise of the new world order, this is what one might expect. Let us now consider the most recent manifestation of democide in the twenty-first century, one that hits much closer to home.

On Thursday of last week, a sweeping federal mandate was announced that will require some 100 million Americans to take the toxic mRNA jabs in order to stay employed. Aside from the fact that this strategy did not work for the UK or Israel (more here), it is illegal on so many different levels that the mind boggles. (For starters, see the Nuremberg Code, states’ rights, and the Hippocratic Oath.)

For all practical purposes, what we see taking place is a worldwide death cult. As with any cult, followers put blind confidence in their leader or leaders and either ignore or dismiss any information that contradicts what their leader says. (People who are in a cult do not know they are in a cult, because they trust their authority figure or figures.) We are less than a year into this failed mRNA experiment, and already more people have died from the poison mRNA shots than all other vaccines combined according to the Health and Human Services Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting database, VAERS. If you have not downloaded the data from the VAERS database to read it for yourself, I highly recommend you do so. Then ask yourself, why should I take these toxic shots when Congress is exempt from the mandate? When Fauci admitted to Congress that only around half of the staff at the NIH and CDC voluntarily took the shots? When it has been proven that natural immunity is at minimum 13x more effective than the jabs — a question Fauci has no answer for? With these salient questions in mind, let us consider our Scripture passage in its historical context.

In Lazarus’ day, the cross was feared throughout the Roman Empire. Half the population consisted of slaves which kept the empire functioning, yet had to be regularly replaced as their numbers were depleted through attrition. The ancient world was a dark and dangerous place. Things are looking dark in our day too, but perhaps not quite as dark as in Lazarus’ day, at least not yet. Before we consider Lazarus and how his story applies to us today, let us consider what Scripture has to say about our day, or days soon to come.

In his book, The Oracle (Charisma Media, 2019), Jonathan Cahn explains the principle of the jubilee, how everything eventually returns to its original state. According to Cahn, God applies this principle in many different ways beyond what He outlined in Leviticus 25. The great tribulation period will be what Cahn calls a ‘dark jubilee’ — a return to the Roman Empire that ruled the world at the time of Christ. Nebuchadnezzar foresaw this final empire as iron mixed with potters’ clay (Dan 2:41-43), separate from the legs of iron representing the Roman Empire. This is how things appear from a human perspective. In Daniel’s vision, however, Rome and the New World Order were both one and the same, represented by a single beast (Dan 7:7). That is how God sees it; the New World Order will simply be an extension of the old Roman Empire. And this final empire is rising in our day. The COVID era has made it plain to see that there is a centralized power structure implementing monolithic policies, at least in terms of public health. Countries that resist this one-size-fits-all approach are frowned on in the media. 

The mayor of Chicago wants department heads and deputies to pledge allegiance to the “new world order.” Health officials in Australia have been speaking candidly about how contact tracing fits into the “new world order.” In fact, George H W Bush introduced the rise of the new world order in his Gulf War speech on September 11, 1990, exactly eleven years before the attacks on the WTC and the Pentagon. More recently, his son, George W Bush, compared Trump supporters to al-Qaeda. (This narrative-flip painting patriotic Americans as terrorists is not new. I wrote about it in Dragon Slayer Jesus Christ.) Although Rome has changed her image and her methods since the early days of the empire, she has maintained her original headquarters and many of her traditions. She still wields an enormous amount of power worldwide. In the great tribulation period, the false prophet will be a Roman:

…..And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.
Daniel 9:26

The city and the sanctuary were destroyed by the Romans in 70 AD, therefore the prince that shall come will be a Roman too. Ie, the false prophet will be a pope. This is something many Catholic and Protestant scholars agree on. One of the preparations for the mark of the beast that the false prophet will eventually implement is unilateral control of our private bank accounts. The government is therefore preparing to monitor all transactions of any account containing over $600. This plan is in the works but still subject to congressional approval.

Meanwhile, many other components of the mark of the beast are being quietly phased in with negligible resistance: Canada is encouraging businesses to comply with the Chinese social credit system, a system which according to the Canadian website can penalize non-compliant businesses with ‘public blaming and shaming’ and ‘being blacklisted’. In the UK, they halted their plans for a vaccine passport only to do an about-face a day later. In Turkey, citizens are protesting their vaccine passports but in Israel, there are plans to implement DNA testing in conjunction with their Green Pass vaccine-passport system, a dystopian scenario like the one portrayed in the movie Gattaca. Italy has just approved the vaccine passport mandate for all private-sector workers. Here in the US, one in five say their employers require them to get the shots. It remains yet to be seen how that number will be affected once the pending challenges to the new federal mandate pan out, but that is not the real issue.

If the (now deleted) Deagel report is any guide, we can expect to see mass depopulation soon, probably beginning this fall as the flu season kicks in and the variants created by the shots begin to multiply. Deagel is a military intelligence website. Their page for the US that previously predicted a US population of 100 million by 2025 now only shows the current population with no future projection. Of course, I can not say exactly when this will take place, but I think we can expect to see a major spike in mortality rates over the next few years based on the Deagel report, the VAERS database, and what top scientists have said (forward to around 36:30). We have known they are planning to depopulate for quite some time; not just because they openly write about it, speak about it, and even engrave it in stone, but most of all because the Bible says so (Rev 6:8 et al). Even if mass depopulation was not imminent, it seems almost certain that vaccine passports are leading to a worldwide medical ID that will be a precursor to the mark of the beast. The vaccine passport system is already being used by a landlord in Florida to evict the un-vaxxed. The mark of the beast, a mark on the right hand or forehead, will likewise be used in this manner worldwide (Rev 13:16-18). This brings us full circle back to this week’s text. I don’t know about you, but after considering these things, I need some good news. With all that has been happening over the last year, many Christians are having doubts and anxieties, but once we apply our text to our current-day situation it will put things in perspective. It has been said that God loves a cliff hanger. Considering our text, you might even say He loves a cliff drop. Lazarus was already dead.

The situation was not just bad, it looked like it was too late to do anything about it. Martha even seems to be blaming Jesus for not coming in time (v 21). Mary will make the same insinuation (v 32). Jesus, however, said He was glad He was not there to heal Lazarus. Because Jesus saw the big picture. He was teaching his disciples that they could trust Him, even when things look hopeless. He purposely waited so that they would believe; neither Thomas nor Martha, not to mention Mary, were able to see the big picture — the victory over the grave that Jesus had planned for Lazarus, or the victory over his own grave that was soon to follow. We are now only a few weeks away from the cross. Jesus sees it coming but He remains steadfast and unfazed — because He sees the big picture. Here in 2021, things may look terrible, but Jesus is still in control. He is making all things new, just as He has done from the beginning; just as He did in the lives of Joseph, Moses, and Job. Just as He did in the life — and death — and life of Lazarus. Jesus takes impossible situations and uses them for his glory; our situation is no different. Joseph’s moment of deliverance came when Pharaoh promoted him. For Moses, it was when God parted the Red Sea. For Job, it was when God spoke to him out of the whirlwind and restored everything he lost twofold. For Lazarus, it was when Jesus said Lazarus, come forth. For us, it is the blessed hope. It was prefigured by Enoch, Elijah, and our Lord and Saviour. It’s a promise. Its coming is as certain as a sunrise. Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.

 

Father, thank You for sharing your plan with us and showing us what the future holds. Thank You for your promise to never leave us or forsake us. Thank You for your promise that no weapon that is fashioned against us will stand. Thank You for the great salvation and mighty deliverance You have prepared for us. We love and trust You, Father. Thank You most of all for giving us your Son, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

 

PS: However you feel about the US withdrawal from Afghanistan, it presents a new opportunity to fulfill the Great Commission. Some 48,000 Afghans have already arrived in the US. You do not have to leave the country to be a missionary. God sends plenty of people to the US from all over the world. Jesus told us to preach the gospel to every creature.

John 11:8-14 – Lazarus Is Dead

Dear Friends,

Greetings in Christ! When we left off last week, Jesus informed his disciples it was time to go to Judaea again, two days after they heard Lazarus was sick. Give us understanding Father, as we read your word, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

John 11:8-14
8 His disciples say unto him, Master, the Jews of late sought to stone thee; and goest thou thither again?
9 Jesus answered, Are there not twelve hours in the day? If any man walk in the day, he stumbleth not, because he seeth the light of this world.

If a man walks during the day, the light of the sun keeps him from stumbling. Jesus seems to be saying although there is darkness in Judaea, He will be protected in his mission as He is the light of the world.

In John 9:5 Jesus said As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world. Now that Jesus has ascended into heaven, it is the church that is the light of the world. Just as the moon reflects the light of the sun, the body of Christ reflects the light of Jesus.

10 But if a man walk in the night, he stumbleth, because there is no light in him.

Jesus called the great tribulation period the coming night (John 9:4). Jesus is still in the world working through the church via the Person of the Holy Spirit. Once the church is removed, the Holy Spirit will no longer be working through the church to withhold evil in the world (2 Thess 2:6f). Jesus said the gates of hell would not prevail against his church (Matt 16:18), but the same is not true of those who get saved during the tribulation period (Dan 7:21; Rev 13:7).

11 These things said he: and after that he saith unto them, Our friend Lazarus sleepeth; but I go, that I may awake him out of sleep.
12 Then said his disciples, Lord, if he sleep, he shall do well.
13 Howbeit Jesus spake of his death: but they thought that he had spoken of taking of rest in sleep.
14 Then said Jesus unto them plainly, Lazarus is dead.
John 11:8-14

 

If you are a regular reader of these notes, you know that for more than a year I have been writing about how the war on Christianity (and freedom) has been accelerating. When I wrote on the rise of the death cult in my notes on Isaiah 28, I had no idea we would see it manifesting itself so quickly and so nakedly as it has since the plandemic hit. Considering these developments and how things are continuing to speed up (newer more deadly variants, more attacks on human freedom worldwide, etc), let us consider what it means to be a Christian. Being a Christian means going from being dead in our trespasses and sins to being made alive in Christ. Lazarus was dead, but Jesus made him alive. This is what Jesus does for all who repent and put their faith in Him.

Jesus told the church in Laodicea that He wanted them to be either hot or cold. This church in Asia Minor represents the last period of church history, ie us. In other words, He was also speaking to us when He said if you are lukewarm, I will spue thee out of my mouth. Many years ago when I committed my life to Christ, I found that many who called themselves Christians had no real faith in the Bible, let alone any desire to learn what it says and obey it. I find this to still be the case today in 2021, which is heartbreaking considering how close we are to the rapture of the church and the strong delusion (2 Thess 2:11).

Today at school I was talking with some of my fellow students, many of whom are married. They were talking about their love lives. One of them spoke very candidly about his ‘baby momma’, with whom he has had two children while still remaining married to his wife. When he asked me if I was married or had children, I told him I have never been married nor have I even had sex since I became a Christian twenty-five years ago. He then said he considers himself a Christian. I want everyone who reads these notes to understand what is expected of you if you are going to commit your life to Christ and receive the free gift of everlasting life. In a word, repentance, which simply means to change your mind. Repentance was the first thing John the Baptist spoke about when God broke four hundred years of silence from heaven (Matt 3:2) and the first thing Jesus spoke about when He began his public ministry (Matt 4:17). In order to become a Christian, you need to change your mind about the way you live your life. Paul wrote about this in his letter to the Ephesians (cf 1 Cor 6:9-11):

…..But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;
…..Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.
…..For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
…..Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.
Ephesians 5:3-6

If you are caught up in fornication or idolatry you need to repent. These notes are meant to encourage you and the good news is that God’s mercy endures forever (Ps 136). Consider the story of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15). After the Prodigal wasted his inheritance and found himself starving in a pigpen, he realized he needed to repent and go back home to his father. If you are a daughter or son of God, you will not be content to live in a pigpen either. Eventually you will realize that you need to repent and return home to your Father. For the last year, I have been telling you that we are in a war. If you do not want to become a casualty in this war you need to put your armor on. This includes the helmet of salvation and the breastplate of righteousness. To be saved (to put your helmet on) you need to repent and trust Christ. To put the breastplate on (receive the righteousness of Christ), you need to repent. You will still stumble and sin at times but [i]f we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Jesus said Lazarus is dead, but before too long He will make him alive again. Whatever you have done, no matter how terrible it may seem in your eyes, if you repent Jesus will resurrect your dead soul and give you new life the same way He raised Lazarus from the dead. More on this next week.

…..O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.
Psalm 136:1

John 11:1-7 – That the Son of God Might Be Glorified

Dear Friends,

Greetings in Christ! In John 11, Jesus will raise Lazarus from the dead. The implications of this event are truly earth-shattering. Jesus [is] the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in [Him], though he were dead, yet shall he live: (v 25). This last miracle recorded by John prepares the reader for the death and resurrection of Jesus and underscores how Jesus has conquered the grave.

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

John 11:1-7
1 Now a certain man was sick, named Lazarus, of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister Martha.
2 (It was that Mary which anointed the Lord with ointment, and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick.)
3 Therefore his sisters sent unto him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick.
4 When Jesus heard that, he said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby.
5 Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus.
6 When he had heard therefore that he was sick, he abode two days still in the same place where he was.
7 Then after that saith he to his disciples, Let us go into Judaea again.
John 11:1-7

 

Before we get too far into this chapter, let us consider how John points out that Jesus abode two days in the same place before going to see Martha, Mary, and Lazarus. From the beginning, John has meticulously recorded the days on which events took place. We have seen that these observations were made for very good reasons, here, here, and here. I believe that the two days Jesus waited to resurrect Lazarus likewise have a hidden meaning embedded into them.

The Bible says a thousand years are as a day to God (2 Pet 3:8; cf Ps 90:4). The resurrection of Lazarus is a picture of the first resurrection that accompanies the rapture of the church, two millennia after the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, or after the two-thousand-year church age.

John is not the only biblical author who does this. We see similar allusions in other places. For example, When Moses received the law on Mt Sinai, God told him And be ready against the third day: for the third day the LORD will come down in the sight of all the people upon mount Sinai. (Ex 19:11) Therefore, for God to say that on the third day He would come down in the sight of all the people, one could infer an allusion to Jesus ‘coming down in the sight of all the people’ to rule from Jerusalem in the third millennium after He left (ie after two millennia, or two days). In Matthew 17, the transfiguration takes place on the seventh day, or after six days (Matt 17:1). At the beginning of the seventh millennium from creation, we (the church) will all get glorified bodies like the one Jesus received on the Mount of Transfiguration. (See also Hos 6:2.)

…..It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter.
Proverbs 25:2

Father, the death of Lazarus seemed like a horrible tragedy to his friends and family, but You used it to glorify your Son. I pray You will use Romans 8:28 to transform the tragedies taking place in the world today into miracles that glorify your Son. You promise to give beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness. You turn curses into blessings, Father. Should you choose to send your Son back this year, please account us worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass and to stand before Him. I ask all this in Jesus’ name. Amen. 

 

Prophecy Update: Last week, I posted a story about how brave private citizens (ex-military) are doing the job the Biden Administration should be doing in getting Americans and American allies out of Afghanistan. It is now being reported that their efforts are being blocked by the State Department. This sort of behavior is exactly what one would expect to see from a corrupt regime that is working toward a new world order.

Our current location on the calendar places us on the cusp of the new millennium to follow the church age (Rev 20). No man knows the day or the hour, but then again, Jesus said And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh. Rosh Hashanah began today, September 6, at sundown. It will end on Wednesday at sundown. Rosh Hashanah is also known as the Feast of Trumpets, which many believe is connected to the rapture of the church and the last trump (1 Cor 15:52; cf 1 Thess 4:16-18). Don’t be suprised if we get caught up together in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air soon, but if not, to live is Christ, and to die is gain

John 10:22-42 – My Sheep Hear My Voice

Dear Friends,

In the first section of Chapter 10, Jesus likened believers to sheep. He said the only way to be saved and enter into the fold was through Him, the Door of the sheepfold (v 9). This week, Jesus continues with this analogy, explaining to the elite religious leaders who rejected Him that they do not understand because they are not his sheep.

Father, give us understanding as we read thy word. Help us to properly apply it to our lives as we walk with your Son. We love You and trust You, Father. We know that along with the judgment that is falling on this world, You are at the same time preparing a mighty deliverance for your people. We know and believe that just as the judgments on Egypt prepared the way for the Exodus, You are likewise preparing to deliver us into the new millennium of peace, when the wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. Thank You in advance for delivering us Father, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

 

John 10:22-42
22 ¶ And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was winter.

Solomon’s temple was dedicated during Sukkot (2 Chron 5:3), but Sukkot (the Feast of Tabernacles) takes place during the fall. Hanukkah on the other hand, which means dedication in Hebrew, takes place in the winter. Hanukkah commemorates the victory of Judas Maccabeus and his mighty freedom fighters over the Seleucid Empire and their leader, Antiochus Epiphanes (a type of the Antichrist). After the Temple Mount was liberated from Seleucid occupation circa 166 BC, God performed a miracle. As they were rededicating the Temple, which was necessary because it had been horribly defiled by Antiochus Epiphanes, God multiplied one day’s supply of oil to keep the Temple menorah (a type of Christ) lit for eight days until more oil could be made. This is why Hanukkah is also called the Festival of Lights. In other words, the light of the world is preaching in the Temple during the Festival of Lights.

23 And Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon’s porch.

24 Then came the Jews [ie the religious leaders] round about him, and said unto him, How long dost thou make us to doubt? If thou be the Christ, tell us plainly.
25 Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believed not: the works that I do in my Father’s name, they bear witness of me.
26 But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you.
27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.

Not only does Jesus have us in his hand, but so does his (our) Father. In other words, we are in good hands.

30 I and my Father are one.

This statement by Jesus is similar to what the Bible says about a man and a woman being one through the marriage covenant. A man and wife are two different persons, yet one and the same as far as their marriage relationship is concerned. Jesus and his Father are two different persons, yet one and the same as far as the Godhead is concerned. That may be an oversimplification, but I think it is a good starting point for understanding the Trinity as best we can with human minds. Someone may protest and say that the Shema (pronounced SHMAH) says God is one LORD (Deut 6:4), so Jesus and the Holy Spirit cannot be God because that would be three, not one. However the word used in Deuteronomy 6:4 is echad, which can mean one thing composed of two or more things. God used this same word, echad, to say that Adam and Eve were one in Genesis 2:24. If God was being literal in Deuteronomy 6:4, He would have used the word yachid, which means one and only one.

31 Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him.

Those to whom Jesus is speaking understood full well that He was claiming deity. To them, that was blasphemy. They would have been right if it was not true, but it is. Jesus is JEHOVAH.

32 Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me?
33 The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God.
34 Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?

It is often assumed that Jesus is referring to Psalm 82:6 here, but Jesus said He is referring to the law, ie the first five books of the Bible known as the Torah. Jesus is citing the same passages that the Psalmist was citing in Psalm 82. Ie, the word elohim (lit gods) is sometimes used in the Torah to refer to the judges in Israel (eg Ex 21:6). Being in a position to pass judgment on others and mete out capital punishment is in some ways godlike. Jesus is saying that if even they were called gods in their own Scriptures, how much more is He justified in being called the Son of God (v 36)?

35 If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken;

Verse 35 is one of the many places in Scripture where we are assured that we still have the pure word of God today. We do not have to worry about whether men did a good job of preserving the word of God. Jesus promises us that the scripture cannot be broken.

36 Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God?
37 If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not.
38 But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him.

These are key points; we must know and believe that the Father is in Jesus, and Jesus is in the Father. Once we understand this, and understand that the scripture cannot be broken, we are on our way to being soldiers. (More on this below.) That is why the enemy does not like hearing these things:

39 Therefore they sought again to take him: but he escaped out of their hand,
40 And went away again beyond Jordan into the place where John at first baptized; and there he abode.
41 And many resorted unto him, and said, John did no miracle: but all things that John spake of this man were true.
42 And many believed on him there.
John 10:22-42

 

In this chapter, Jesus imparted some essentials that we need to keep in mind in times like these. Our Good Shepherd is watching over us. He is leading us. He and his Father have us in their hands. His word, with all of its precious promises, cannot be broken. It is important to remember that as sheep we are no match for Satan and without our Shepherd we would be in big trouble, but another metaphor Scripture uses to describe Christians is soldiers. To be soldiers, we need to know our Bibles. This is why Jesus told Peter that if he truly loved Him, he would feed his sheep (John 21). J Vernon McGee tells the story of a rancher who explained that he did not need much help with his 200 head of cattle, but he had to hire a pretty substantial crew to care for his 200 head of sheep or they would all die. Sheep have no claws, no fangs, and no brains. If a wolf attacks a sheep, the other sheep will just sit there and bleat (baa). They will not even try to run away. Can you see how accurate this analogy is? Christian sheep who have not matured go along with the mandates. They do not bother fact-checking the talking heads who tell them the ‘science’ is settled. Contrariwise, those who are refusing the vaccine mandates are by and large Christians as well — Christian soldiers.

The stakes are getting high. Over the last few decades, the culture has become increasingly polarized, drawing clear dividing lines. This trend has continued to the point where we are at war. There is no longer any middle ground. We must choose between truth and lies, life and death, Jesus or Satan. Not only are we at war; we are in enemy territory. If we are to survive we need to think like soldiers. We need to act like soldiers (Eph 6:10ff). Ie, we need to be wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. Jesus said Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life. He said Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. Jesus said his sheep hear his voice. Listen and follow. Choose a side. Be a soldier.

Father, make us into Christian soldiers who are studied up and prayed up, approved workmen who rightly divide the word of truth. Give us boldness to stand in this evil day, having done all, to stand. We ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.

 

Coronavirus Update: As you probably know, the Pfizer shot has received FDA approval. As expected, the military immediately mandated the shot for the troops. Companies in the private sector are expected to follow suit. A couple of weeks ago, I posted a link for legal help with a religious exemption. The religious exemption is stronger when signed by a pastor. If your pastor will not sign your exemption you can get help with that here.

The US and Israel are ramping up the gaslighting and doubling down on mandates and restrictions. The FDA has now claimed the safe and effective drug ivermectin (safe for humans according to the NIH) should only be used for horses and cows. They say it is killing foolish people who are taking livestock medicine. When I tried to post the NIH link to the comment section of an MSNBC YouTube video trumpeting this nonsense, my post was quickly deleted. This is incredibly criminal behavior and God will hold the FDA, MSNBC, and YouTube accountable, even if the DOJ will not. Meanwhile, the government of Japan halted the use of 1.3 million Moderna doses, when they were found to contain magnetic material. At least two people who apparently did not get the memo have died from the shots. A new study out of Israel that should settle the issue once and for all has shown that natural immunity is 13x more effective than a jab (or jabs), but no word yet on whether the Israeli government will take notice. I am not going to hold my breath, as it seems plain to see that the US and Israeli governments know full-well what they are doing. Press Secretary Psaki even used the term “global plandemic” in a press conference. The shots are clearly being used to bring down the new world order’s boot on the face of humanity. Parents are being restricted from seeing their children because of the mandates. College students are being dragged out of classes by police for not wearing masks (reminiscent of the ‘don’t tase me bro’ incident at the University of Florida in 2007, when students applauded as Andrew Meyer was arrested for asking John Kerry if he was a Skull and Bones member). The only thing propping up the naked COVID narrative of the new world order megalomaniacs like Bill Gates (a man so filled with hubris he is actually trying to block out the sun) is the willing compliance of a slavish and servile electorate. The Greeks had a proverb that ‘those who the gods destroy, they first make drunk with power’. More to the point, despite the funding of foreign governments’ health agencies by the Gates Foundation (not to mention the fact the WHO is virtually run by Red China), their house of cards will fall. According to Psalm 2, God sees their day coming and He is laughing at them. For now, however, considering the horrible results from the lockdowns and mandates in Israel, the most ‘vaccinated’ country in the world; considering how the least restricted and least ‘vaccinated’ countries are doing well, not to mention the results of the new Israeli study on natural immunity, common sense tells us we are under a military biological and psychological assault. God will help us. Thank You Father, for showing us the truth and directing our paths, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

One positive development is that Denmark has decided to scrap restrictions altogether. Hopefully, this will start a chain reaction.

 

Magog Update: Exactly how or if the failed US withdrawal in Afghanistan will relate to the imminent Magog Invasion remains yet to be seen, but here are some points to consider that seem to fit the biblical scenario. First of all, all of the gains made in the nearly twenty-year-old war on terror have been lost, as the US has just handed over billions in high-tech military equipment to the Taliban, including Blackhawk helicopters (not to mention the world’s largest lithium deposits). The fact that our Sec Def and Joint Chiefs are ‘woke’ shows how the failed withdrawal was not just due to incompetence, but almost certainly willful high treason. (This is the same military, mind you, that is coercing the troops into taking the deadly shots by threatening them with dishonorable discharges.) Afghanistan is poised to become the new training ground for terrorism in the Middle East. The terror has already begun, of course, as the Taliban has reportedly set women on fire for things as trivial as bad cooking. As US troops are leaving Afghanistan, Turkey (Togarmah, Ez 38:6) and Qatar are reportedly going to be in charge of Kabul Airport security. Meanwhile, covert Israeli military action in Iran (Persia, Ez 38:5) is accelerating.

Let’s pause for a moment and consider all the Afghans who have worked alongside US personnel and enjoyed normal freedoms that most of us in the West enjoy, things like being able to go to school or serve in government if you are a female. Things like the freedom to worship if you are a Christian. All that has just been snatched away from them. In the Bible, Joshua defended his allies the Gibeonites from their enemies even though they lied to him (Josh 10). Yet after nearly 20 years of partnership, Biden just threw our allies the Afghans to the wolves. Father, You promise that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. We thank You for this promise, although we cannot always understand it we know it is true. Please make it true for our fellow believers in Afghanistan. Please protect and provide for them by all means. We ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.

On a positive note, despite the betrayal by our top brass, not just of Americans but of Afghans, some retired US veterans got together and helped some of our Afghan allies make it safely out of the country in a covert operation that they put together themselves. Thank You Father for these brave and honorable warriors, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

John 10:1-21 – Our Good Shepherd Is Our Door

Dear Friends,

A few months have gone by since Jesus revealed Himself as the Light of the world at the Feast of Tabernacles (John 9). John 10 brings us to another Jewish feast day — Hanukkah (v 22). More on that in the next post. Jesus now only has a few months left before He goes to the cross for us at Passover.

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

John 10:1-21
1 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.

As people were making their way to Jerusalem for Hanukkah, they passed many sheepfolds on the way. At that time of year it was chilly and sheep were kept in sheepfolds at night. This is one of the many reasons we know Jesus was not born on December 25. Luke 2:8 says the shepherds had their sheep in the field on the night Jesus was born (Luke 2:8). Jesus was born in the fall during the Feast of Tabernacles, which makes perfect sense. After all, He is the Light of the world and He tabernacled (Gk skénoó) among us (John 1:14), but that is a topic for a different study.

By talking about sheep, Jesus is using an illustration that the people can relate to. The Jews understood sheep the way Texans understand horses.

2 But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.
3 To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out.

Pastor Ray Bentley of Maranatha Chapel in San Diego tells how he once met a Palestinian boy who was a shepherd. When Pastor Ray asked him how many sheep he had, he said he did not know how to count. When he asked him how he was able to keep track of his sheep if he could not count them, the boy told him he knew all their names. Our Shepherd knows all of our names too.

4 And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.

Cattle are driven. Sheep are led. Sheep are not known for being particularly bright, nor particularly tough. They cannot defend themselves from predators. Sheep need a shepherd. This is one of the many reasons I know evolution is not true. Sheep cannot survive on their own without a shepherd. Evolution teaches that animals evolved long before humans did but that is impossible. Sheep had to be created at the same time humans were or they would have become extinct without any shepherds to care for them. The same is true of us. We need our Shepherd too.

5 And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.
6 This parable spake Jesus unto them: but they understood not what things they were which he spake unto them.
7 Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep.

The shepherd on duty at the sheepfold would lay in front of the entrance, thereby acting as the door. That way, he kept the thieves out and the sheep in. There is only one legitimate way to get into the sheepfold, and that way is through the Good Shepherd (cf John 14:6).

8 All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them.

Others came before Jesus who claimed to be the Messiah. They were thieves and robbers. The thieves and robbers are still here. Cults are known for stealing peoples’ money, but I think Jesus is talking about souls.

9 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.


10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

Thieves would climb over the wall to snatch a sheep. They would cut the sheep’s throat and toss him back over the wall. A thief would not use the door. Jesus said the thief (not thieves). This is a reference to Satan. He comes to steal, kill, and destroy. Likewise, false prophets and false teachers act on Satan’s behalf and steal sheep away, thereby stealing away their opportunity to receive the free gift of eternal life. Jesus on the other hand is come that we might have life, and that [we] might have it more abundantly.

11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.

Usually a sheep would have been sacrificed for the shepherd, but Jesus turns everything on its head. Jesus is the Shepherd who is sacrificed for his sheep.

Jesus has now made four of his seven I AM statements in John’s Gospel:

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 vine

12 But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep.
13 The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep.

The Pharisees we read about in the last chapter were wolves. They cast out the man to whom Jesus gave sight. Jesus went looking for him after that happened because Jesus is the Good Shepherd. Jesus cares for his sheep. Jesus will have some choice words for those wolves before He is done (Matt 23).

14 I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.
15 As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.

16 And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.

The sheepfold is Israel (this fold). Jesus says He has other sheep, the Gentiles. The church is the one fold, made up of both Jew and Gentile (cf 1 Cor 10:32).

17 Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again.
18 No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.
19 ¶ There was a division therefore again among the Jews for these sayings.
20 And many of them said, He hath a devil, and is mad; why hear ye him?
21 Others said, These are not the words of him that hath a devil. Can a devil open the eyes of the blind?
John 10:1-21

 

At the end of our section, there is a division among the Jews. Jesus causes division. He said so Himself (Matt 10:34-36). We see that division now more than ever in these final hours as the worldwide concentration camp system, which will be utilized in the great tribulation period, is being phased in. For example, police in Australia are pepper-spraying 12-year-old girls for not wearing masks, while arresting and incarcerating people in mental facilities for the thought crime of ‘having a problem trusting authority’. Australia seems to be a beta test site for this Orwellian takeover of society as they are constructing the Centre for National Resilience, which is a modern detention facility to gaslight the public and keep the COVID quarantine hoax narrative fresh. In a country where you are only allowed to travel a few km from your house, and only once a day to exercise or go to the store, the last thing they need is more qurantines. Here in America, Homeland Security now says people who question COVID restrictions are a “potential terror threat.” Doctors are silenced by the media but still speak out on their own private forums concerning the worldwide holocaust being executed by Big Pharma. 

The biggest news of the week is the failed withdrawl of the US from Afghanistan. Exactly as I predicted back in January when the election was stolen, we are seeing the same chaos-by-design in the Middle East that we had under Obama. The humanitarian crisis unfolding in Afghanistan is already unleashing death and destruction not seen since the Obama era. Just as ISIS raped, tortured, and murdered with impunity, aided with weapons smuggled to them by the Obama regime, we are seeing the same thing all over again. Only this time, the Americans who are getting left behind very well may get caught in the middle of the worst hostage situation in the history of our country. After the Taliban quickly confiscated weapons from the Afghan people (what mass-murdering dictators always do), they then moved on to executions, but today we were told by Biden not to worry because the Taliban promises they will let Americans with passports past their checkpoints. How reassuring. I remember discussing these same sorts of things with people during the Obama era, things which I chronicled in Dragon Slayer Jesus Christ. When confronted with these things, they would inevitably ask, Why? Why are they doing these things? There is no answer to that question. There is no logic to it. There is no point in trying to understand it. It is just evil, plain and simple (John 3:19). 

Christians can see these things for what they are. Those who reject the truth of the gospel have trouble seeing what is really happening. Division. Here in America, we have a highly polarized population that is divided along political lines, but it seems plain to me it is a spiritual division more so than a political one. Many of those who are deceived are ready to wholeheartedly accept the Antichrist, ready to believe whatever they are told. It is for these reasons that we need our Shepherd now more than ever. It is the Shepherd’s job to take care of his sheep. Our Shepherd is fully aware of the predators that are roaming about and He will never leave us or forsake us. We have nothing to fear as long as we have our Shepherd. If David was willing to fight a lion and a bear to save his sheep, how much more will our Good Shepherd defend and protect us. A lady once told Pastor G Campbell Morgan that she had trouble trusting God with the big things. Dr Morgan responded, “Ma’am, can you think of anything in your life that is big to God?” In other words, we have nothing to fear. Go to prayer and see what Jesus says. Let Him lead you in the way that He chooses.

Father, thank You so much for your Son, our Good Shepherd. We know and believe that all of your promises in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us. We are your sheep. Lead and guide us. We know that You are able. Make us people of prayer, Father, that we may be wise and shine as the brightness of the firmament; and that we may turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever. We pray for an end to violence. Please bring peace to Afghanistan. Please protect those who are suffering in Afghanistan. Please turn the tables on their persecutors and take them in their own devices. Provide for the needs of the people: food, protection from their enemies, safe travel, medical attention where needed, and knowledge of You. We pray for miracles of healing, protection, and knowledge of your presence. Send angels to help where necessary. If at all possible, give those among the Taliban faith in your Son, that they could repent and be saved. Where it is not possible, please fight against them that fight against us. Provide a safe exit for all who need to leave the country. Please give those in Australia and everywhere else where there are lockdowns strength to endure. Please give people everywhere wisdom to see the traps that are being laid for us. Please bring revival. Please give your people boldness, that we may testify to the world what a mighty God You are and the great love that your Son has for us. Please throw confusion into the hearts of the new world order, that they may turn on one another, that they may fight against one another and destroy themselves. Please restore our Republic, that we could restore freedom and sanity to our communities in America and around the world. I ask this for the children, Father, and for your glory, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

 

PS: I am going to be very busy for the next month or so, so I am not sure when I will be able to post again. Rosh Hashanah will begin at sundown on September 6 this year. In light of current events, some prophecy teachers believe this could very well be it and the rapture we have all been waiting for is at hand. Considering all the things I have written about over the last year on this blog, I agree that is a possibility. Jesus said, And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.  So far in 2021, we had a solar eclipse on June 10 and a blood-red moon on July 23. Although no man knows the day or the hour, these are things we have been told to watch for. (Joel 2:31) I must stress again, no man knows the day or the hour. This key verse is a foundational principle of Bible prophecy. For all we know, there could be one last revival that pushes back the agenda of the new world order. Yet we are still commanded to watch (cf Luke 21:28). Nevertheless, I plan my life with long-term goals in mind and I recommend you do too. But I still pray Luke 21:36 every day: Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.

   

…..For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
John 3:16

…..And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.
Acts 2:21

…..And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.
Acts 16:31