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

Dear Friends,

Greetings in Christ.

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

That’s us!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

Dear Friends,

Greetings in Christ.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Dear Friends,

Greetings in Christ.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

Dear Friends,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

…………………………….— yours truly

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

Final Warning 1981

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

John 16:13, 14 — Hearing God – The Upper Room Discourse Part 11

…..Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.
…..He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.
John 16:13, 14

 

Dear Friends,

Before we move on to Jesus’ high priestly prayer in Chapter 17, let’s take a closer look at the two verses above from Chapter 16. Jesus promises us that through the ministry of the Holy Spirit, He will speak to us, and show us things to come. Any good relationship requires communication. Our relationship with Jesus is no different. Not only do we need to speak to Him; we also need to listen to what He says to us. First and foremost, hearing God’s voice is about knowing his word. One of the most important requirements for understanding the Bible is meekness:

…..The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way.
Psalm 25:9

To be meek means to be humble and teachable. With this in mind, consider the following points. Understanding God’s word is accomplished by:

1. Looking to God, not the world for wisdom. (Jam 1:5; John 6:45a)
2. Setting your heart on heaven, not the world. (Ps 84:10; Matt 6:33)
3. Praying about everything (and fasting). (Matt 6:17; Phil 4:6; Jam 1:5)
4. Being obedient. (Ps 107:43; Ps 119:100; Ps 111:10)
5. Studying. (2 Tim 2:15)
6. Having faith in the Bible. (Hab 2:4b; Heb 11:3a; 11:6a)
7. Meditating on the word, not on the things of the world. (Ps 1:2; Ps 119:99; Phil 4:8)

Always keep in mind that the Bible is a spiritual Book and needs to be approached spiritually (I Cor. 2:14). Despite any training you may have in the original languages, or whatever study helps you may like to use, remember that it is the Holy Spirit who gives us understanding. Always remember to pray before you read the Bible. For an expanded study on these seven points click here.

The more one seeks God’s face through knowing his word, the more God will speak to her or him. One of the more difficult skills to develop as a Christian is recognizing God’s voice when you hear it. A thought will being to form in your mind; when the thought is something healthy and positive, it is possibly from God. If it is violent or condemning, it is probably from the enemy. In those cases you should say out loud, “This is not my thought and I reject it. I rebuke you in Jesus’ name.” However, when the thought is peaceful and positive, consider that God may be speaking to you. The more you act on these thoughts the easier it will become to recognize God’s voice when you hear it. For example, I recall one occasion when I was tired of my ingrown toenail. I decided to go to the prayer room at church and get prayed over. After I received prayer for healing, later that day I felt like God was telling me not to take my sock off for a few days. Unfortunately, I did not listen. I let my curiosity get the best of me. Before long I took my sock off to see if God healed my toe. Nope. It still looked the same. However, later that week after church, my friend and I were talking to a couple of girls we had just met. One of them said she once got prayed over for her ingrown toenail to be healed. Then she felt like God was telling her not to take her sock off for a few days. Unlike me, she had the faith to believe God was speaking to her and she obeyed. A few days later she took her sock off and her toenail was back to normal, completely healed. I did not mention anything about my situation. In fact, this was a different church, around 80 miles away from the church where I was prayed for. She just ‘coincidentally’ shared her story the same week that the same thing happened to me. I had seen other people healed through prayer but because I did not listen, I would have to wait until much later before my toenail problem was gone.

The point is that throughout the Bible God speaks to his people. He spoke to his high priests through the Urim and the Thummim. He spoke to his people through the prophets. He spoke through the casting of lots. He spoke through angels. He spoke through dreams. He spoke to Moses face to face as a man speaks to his friend. Yet God [h]ath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son. (Heb 1:2) Jesus still speaks to those who receive Him by faith, the same way He spoke to his servants in the Bible. When Elijah sought to hear God’s voice, God was not in the wind or the earthquake, nor was He in the fire. (1 Kings 19) God came to Elijah in a still small voice. Jesus still speaks to his people in this way.

Following our verses above, not only does the Holy Spirit speak to us, but He also shows us things to come. I believe if we focus too much on current events we can get distracted from hearing God’s voice. I have noticed that when I listen to a podcast that covers the news my thoughts become anxious and discontented. When I listen to the Bible my thoughts stay peaceful and contented. However, we are also commanded to watch. Therefore, monitoring current events that pertain to Bible prophecy is needed to a certain extent, but it needs to be balanced with meditation on the word of God. The following is what I believe the Holy Spirit has been showing me about things to come:

1. We are seeing the same sorts of perversions that caused God to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah. For example, the Episcopal Church has endorsed sex changes for children of all ages. This is significant because Jesus likened the days before his second coming to the days before the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. He said, Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed. (Luke 17:30)

2. We are looking at the biggest financial bubble in the history of the world. The US Debt has increased by some $10 trillion in the last few years. It is now well over $30 trillion, but how much is a trillion? This illustration from Zerohedge will help us understand:

If you earned $1 per second, it would take 11 days to make a million dollars.
If you earned $1 per second, it would take 31 and a half years to make a billion dollars.
If you earned $1 per second, it would take 31,688 years to make a trillion dollars.

This is significant because the Bible predicts a financial collapse following the rapture. (Rev 6:6)

3. It is clear that a major shift in the use of currency is about to take place. In March, Biden signed Executive Order 14067. Section 4 of this order stipulates that by early September, several government agencies will have to submit their plans for a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC). By early October they intend to begin the legislative process to implement a CBDC. Much of the rest of the world is likewise pursuing this agenda. Virtually nobody in government is opposing CBDCs. This is significant because it is leading to the mark of the beast spoken of in Revelation 13:16-18. (Incidentally, when even Saudi Arabia is considering joining the BRICS nations, you know the US Dollar’s days are numbered.)

4. I believe that the CBDC referred to above is the reason for the 87,000 additional IRS employees, some of them armed, that will be phased in over the next 10 years, as the IRS budget is increased by $80 billion. (This increase is more than 6 times the current $13 billion budget of the IRS.) The budget increase is part of the $3.5 trillion Inflation Reduction Act which Bill Gates had a hand in. Meanwhile, existing IRS agents have been training to raid suburban homes according to their own internal report. The Inflation Reduction Act will have other far-reaching implications moving things toward the Great Reset, on schedule to be completed by 2030. Prophecy teacher Jan Markell has said that the Great Reset is the great tribulation period, and I believe she might be right.

5. The escalation toward WW III continues. US military assistance for Ukraine is now up to nearly $7 billion. The recent assassination of Darya Dugina, daughter of Aleksandr Dugin (aka Putin’s Brain), only accelerates things as the bomb was meant for Ms Dugina’s father. He switched cars at the last minute. Incidentally, in an interview from nearly five years ago, Aleksandr Dugin spoke of the need to oppose globalism and their agenda to erase the differences between boys and girls while bringing in transhumanism. Whatever one makes of this person he clearly had some foresight into where things were going. He has also been very influential in terms of Russian policy. Meanwhile, China is openly preparing for war. By any realistic assessment, WW III has already begun and it is only a matter of time before it goes hot. This is significant because this is exactly what the Bible predicts in Revelation 6:4.

6. The deaths from the shots continue. Facebook has blocked #Diedsuddenly, even as normal, healthy, people continue to, well, die suddenly. For example, seven young, healthy doctors in Canada recently all died within a two-week period. This is exactly what I said would happen in my post, 2021 in Review 2022 in Preview. As the deaths continue to pile up, Anthony Fauci is hoping to quietly go away by retiring in December. Meanwhile, die-hard Trump supporters are slowly starting to acknowledge that he is the one mainly responsible. This is significant because if people cannot see what Trump did to us in 2020 they are under mind control, the same as any other cult member; also because if these deaths continue they will account for the plagues the Bible predicts in Revelation 6:8 and other places. In any case, I believe there is a clear connection between the shots and the pharmakeia used to deceive the world in Revelation 9:21 and 18:23.

7. The rise of the police state continues. Illegal raids on US citizens have been going on for a long time. The Free Thought Project has been reporting on this for years and I wrote about it in Dragon Slayer Jesus Christ. Now that it is happening to political figures, people are starting to notice. Not only was Trump’s primary residence raided by the FBI, but Congressman Scott Perry (R-PA) recently had his phone seized by the Feds as well. This is significant because it shows how our republic has been eroded, opening the door for the New World Order that Scripture says will assume power in the great tribulation period. (Dan 7:7 et al) In other countries like China, the medical tyranny has reached preposterous proportions, like testing fish for COVID. This ‘junk science’ is reminiscent of the Third Reich, which serves as a model for the New World Order of the great tribulation period.

 

In closing, I believe these things indicate that our Lord’s return is at hand. Although Jesus told us that no man knows the day or the hour, I believe the Holy Spirit is telling us to draw close to Him and prepare for our blessed hope. I intend to live my life and plan for retirement as best as possible considering the points above, but I am also preparing myself spiritually as if Jesus is coming tomorrow. He just might be. On the other hand, although Satan likes 2030, that does not necessarily mean our Father is following the same timeline. The cornerstone of Bible prophecy is Matthew 24:36: But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. Nevertheless, I’m going to watch and wait like Jesus told us to. (Matt 25; Luke 21:36; Rev 16:15) Finally, if you find these news items distressing, read the Psalms. If you are in Christ, you do not need to worry about what the new world order kingpins are up to. The Bible says that in the end they will attempt to hide themselves in the mountains and rocks saying, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb. Be mindful that Jesus is praying for us. We will look at his final prayer for us before going to the cross in our next post. Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them. (Heb 7:25)

Father, thank You for your Son and his unchangeable priesthood. Thank You that He is praying for us even as I write this. Thank You that we have a blessed hope, and that we will soon be caught up to meet your Son in the air. Please direct our paths in the meantime, so that we may work while it is day and be found waiting and watching for You. We pray this in Jesus’ name. Amen.

John 16:15-33 — That Your Joy May Be Full – The Upper Room Discourse Part 10

Dear Friends,

As we continue in Chapter 16, Jesus is elaborating on the role of the Holy Spirit. In verse 13 Jesus said Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. In this post, we are going to attempt to let the Holy Spirit show us the truth about where we are and where things are headed. In verse 14, Jesus said He [the Holy Spirit] shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you. Just as Jesus points people to his Father, the Holy Spirit points people to Jesus. (Not vice versa as is the case in some churches.)

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

John 16:15-33
15 All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you.

Jesus is telling us that the Trinity is in one accord. All three Persons in the Godhead are in perfect agreement with one another, at all times. Therefore, the Father will receive us as his own because we belong to Jesus. Furthermore, Jesus has equal ownership of all the Father has. Because we belong to Jesus, the Father will share all He has with us as well. Jesus is speaking about the true riches here, not the fool’s gold the world offers. The Holy Spirit directs our path and shows us the wisdom of God. He also teaches us sound doctrine. (1 John 2:27) This is what Paul meant when he wrote Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. The two verses below show how to walk in the Spirit, that we may find and obtain the true riches. The first step, however, is to simply ask for the Spirit. (Luke 11:13)

…..Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
Colossians 3:16

…..And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;
…..Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;
Ephesians 5:18, 19

These verses show not only how the word of God and the Spirit of God are closely linked (John 6:63; cf Eph 6:17), but also how the Holy Spirit dwells within our praise. Singing praise to God brings the presence of the Holy Spirit. (Ps 22:3)

16 A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me, because I go to the Father.
17 Then said some of his disciples among themselves, What is this that he saith unto us, A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me: and, Because I go to the Father?
18 They said therefore, What is this that he saith, A little while? we cannot tell what he saith.
19 Now Jesus knew that they were desirous to ask him, and said unto them, Do ye enquire among yourselves of that I said, A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me?
20 Verily, verily, I say unto you, That ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice: and ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy.
21 A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour is come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world.

Just as a woman who has pain in labor has joy once the child is delivered, the pain of the cross brought joy when Jesus rose from the dead. Just as the same baby that caused the pain brought joy, the same cross that caused sorrow brings the joy of salvation. It has been said that this shows how God uses transformation, not substitution, to bring joy. Jesus also used birth pangs to describe the shock waves of our day (Matt 24:8). The world is in travail, preparing to give birth to the kingdom age and the unveiling of our King. This birthing process will bring joy when Jesus comes back again. In fact, He is already here in the person of the Holy Spirit. He lives in our hearts by faith. If we can only believe, this truth brings joy and elevates us above our circumstances as we prepare for eternity.

22 And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you.
23 And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you.

This is the fifth time Jesus has said this and it’s true. Just because someone does not understand something does not make it any less true. The way I see it, just as a wife has the authority to cash a check written to her husband, we have the authority to ask whatsoever we will when we ask in Jesus’ name. But we also have to be acting and asking in accordance with the character of Christ. Jesus made this promise to his closest disciples. If we have the same level of commitment that they did, if we are walking closely in fellowship with Christ as they did, we can claim this promise just as they could. Peter could say silver and gold have I none. When the apostles were beaten, they rejoiced that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name. Paul said I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ. I don’t know of anyone who has that kind of faith today. Someone may object and say God did not grant Paul’s request to have his thorn removed, but consider again that our prayers must be in accordance with the character of Christ. When Jesus asked his Father to remove the cup of the cross, He added, if it be possible and nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt. God cannot do ‘anything‘. He cannot make a one-ended stick, for example. Neither could He save us without the perfect sacrifice of Christ. Therefore we pray, ‘… if it be thy will’. When a wife cashes a check written to her husband, she has to act in accordance with his character. If she pushes her way to the front of the line and starts making unreasonable demands on the teller, she will be shown the door instead of receiving service. When we pray like Jesus taught us to, He and his Father are pleased to grant our requests.

24 Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.

Not only is there power in prayer, but joy as well. Prayer brings joy when you see lives changed in accordance with your prayers. God will even answer the most obscure prayers when you pray in faith. When I was a small child, shortly after receiving Christ — I suppose I was around 4 or 5 years old — I felt an evil presence in my Uncle’s basement. I prayed to find what was evil and I found myself in front of a closet filled with board games. I did not know what was in there that was evil so I just prayed that whatever it was, God would destroy it and break it into a thousand pieces. Many years later I learned that my uncle had an ouija board. It was left on the back porch and hit by lightning during a storm. They found it strewn all over the backyard in thousands of tiny pieces. That brought me joy.

One of my favorite passages of Scripture is Jeremiah 12:5a: If thou hast run with the footmen, and they have wearied thee, then how canst thou contend with horses? I once prayed and asked God to let me run with horses, literally. I wondered if and when and how God would ever answer that prayer. Then in 2020 after I moved to a ranch in Virginia, I took Khaiyanne, a beautiful white Arabian, by his lead rope and said, ‘Come on Khai, let’s go for a run’. When Coach and Gabriel, a chocolate-colored thoroughbred with a white star on his forehead and a chocolate-colored Dutch warmblood, saw me and Khai running together, they joined us. I thought back to my prayer as we ran four abreast — three big horses and me. That brought me joy.

25 These things have I spoken unto you in proverbs: but the time cometh, when I shall no more speak unto you in proverbs, but I shall shew you plainly of the Father.
26 At that day ye shall ask in my name: and I say not unto you, that I will pray the Father for you:
27 For the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God.

Again, in order to use Jesus’ name we have to be asking and acting in accordance with his character. To ask amiss, that we may consume it on our lusts while using his name would be taking his name in vain, which is a sin.

When is that day? It’s the day when Jesus takes us to meet his Father; the day when He said I shall shew you plainly of the Father. But can we not also apply Jesus’ promise to today? In our current church age? I think so.

28 I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father.
29 His disciples said unto him, Lo, now speakest thou plainly, and speakest no proverb.
30 Now are we sure that thou knowest all things, and needest not that any man should ask thee: by this we believe that thou camest forth from God.
31 Jesus answered them, Do ye now believe?
32 Behold, the hour cometh, yea, is now come, that ye shall be scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave me alone: and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me.
33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. [Cf 1 John 4:4]
John 16:15-33

 

Verse 33 is the bottom line for everything Jesus said in his discourse and sets the stage for his prayer in John 17. Jesus is facing the cross but He is talking about joy and peace and good cheer. We are facing our own tribulations in these last days, but we can face our trials with joy and peace and good cheer because Jesus already won. As Christians, we don’t fight for victory. We fight from victory. Jesus has overcome the world.

I recently saw an old black and white movie which I found to be a fitting metaphor for the mind control of the new world order: Born Yesterday (1950). The main character, Billie, was a princess-not-so-bright chorus girl who was attached to a corrupt and abusive businessman named Harry. Billie was content to go along with Harry because she did not know any better, but when her new friend, Paul, started to teach her about the principles of freedom and justice, Billie saw that there was a much better alternative available. All she had to do was take it. Born Yesterday parallels how John Q Public (Billie), has been dumbed down and is therefore prepped for the traps and snares of the corporatocracy of the new world order (Harry). Paul is symbolic of Jesus. He shows us how empty it all is and how his love is worth far more than the shiny things the world offers. Like Billie, John Q has a host of modern conveniences. If he plays along with the new world order he has money and an easy living. (At least that is the bait they use for their traps.) But if John Q understood the true riches, like Paul was able to show Billie, If he would rediscover his birthright of freedom as Billie did, he would tell the new world order (Harry) to go fly a kite, as Billie did.

The dumbing-down process was necessary in order to get John Q to go along with the ridiculous claims that they base their narrative on. For example, they say ‘carbon’ — the basis of life on earth — is bad. CO2, of course, is what plants use to produce oxygen. They use this carbon scam for their fascist scheme to steal our energy. Then they claim that nitrogen — 78% of the air we breathe — is a pollutant. That is how they imploded Sri Lanka, with nitrogen restrictions and tax holidays for the rich, not to mention replacing reliable energy sources that have been proven to work. After they weakened the economy with lockdowns, their fertilizer (nitrogen) ban finished them off. This is also how they are conquering the farmers in the Netherlands, the bread basket of Europe. Canada is next in line. They will eventually get to the US as well but for now, they are just making fertilizer expensive instead of restricting it by law. They have been coming after the Amish and other farmers for a long time with other petty policies. In California, they are restricting water use by farmers. Like Lingchi, the Chinese torture of death by 1000 cuts, the new world order is attacking everything necessary for life on earth. These policies will ultimately lead to Revelation 6:6 when the rider on the black horse brings worldwide famine. For those who survive, the endgame is to coerce them into taking the mark of the beast. This process is also underway. Sri Lanka is the proverbial canary in the coal mine. Consider:

The new boss of Sri Lanka is the same as the old boss, loyal to the World Economic Forum (WEF). Sri Lanka is to begin rationing fuel based on a national digital ID which uses a QR code. That is where everything is moving, toward a worldwide digital ID. Ukraine is already implementing an “all-encompassing government app” for digital identification. These digital IDs are simply prototypes for the mark of the beast (Rev 13:16-18), which will be tied to the central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) that are being phased in. Russia and China have announced that they already have CBDCs. Several other countries are following suit. The following excerpt is from Where Did All the People GO? which I published in 2002; it cites Occult ABC, published by Kurt Koch in 1986. It describes the endgame of the new world order:

The system will be made up of a single currency, single centrally financed government, single tax system, single language, single political system, single world court of justice, single head [one individual leader], single state religion. He further states: each person will have a registered number, without which he will not be able to buy or sell, and there will be one universal world church. Anyone who refuses to take part in this universal system will have no right to exist. (1)

In my review of 2021, I said it is not clear how the whole world is made to go along with the agenda of the new world order. This interview with Klaus Schwab, head of the WEF sheds some more light on how it works:

That is how it’s done. The United Nations is the bureaucratic policy-making wing of the new world order, while the WEF recruits politicians from around the world to implement the policies on a national level. Their policies destroy the old system and create new monopolies for the elite billionaire class. The excuse they use is ‘climate change’ which according to a recent poll, only 1% of voters feel is the most important issue. It is, in fact, a scam. (For exaample, the heat wave of 1936, when we had far fewer carbon emissions, was far worse than our recent heat wave.) Competition is a sin and therefore ‘nonessential’.

Yet the billionaires who profit from this system are presented as our saviors. The Bible says Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats? Yes, that is exactly what they do. Not only do rich men oppress us, not only are they depopulating and enslaving us, but they are destroying the earth. (Rev 11:18) For example, aluminum and other toxic substances pollute the environment through geo-engineering. This is just one small example of the many different ways the rich ‘elite’ are destroying our planet. One of the many ways the depopulation process has already begun is via the so-called ‘vaccines’. According to Rebel News, orders for child-sized caskets doubled in 2021 when the shots were rolled out. This coincides with the data from life insurance companies that I cited in Cornavirus Part 13. Thankfully, public trust in the shots is starting to sour, but the new world order is not going to halt their agenda of planetary enslavement. They are moving forward. The good news is people the world over are fighting back.

• The Disinformation Governance Board that Biden attempted to launch has officially been killed.
• The WHO Pandemic Preparedness Treaty is stalled and in the process of being blocked by Congress.
• China’s vax mandate has failed.
• France has also failed to implement their vax passports
• A New York Judge has tossed the Quarantine Camp law.
• Georgia’s Heartbeat Law has been upheld.
• A Court has ruled in favor of Louisiana’s abortion ban.
43 abortion centers in 11 states have stopped killing babies since Roe v. Wade was overturned.
• A Canadian court has vindicated Pastor Artur Pawlowski.
• The Georgia Guide Stones have been destroyed.
• Some of the lesser magistrates in the US continue to defy unconstitutional laws.

We cannot change the inevitable outcome of Bible prophecy but we must never give in to evil. We recognize that we are at war and do our best to resist. Much like the US, Israel has been caught trying to hide data on childhood injuries from the shots. This is a new kind of war. We are at war with the ‘governments’ of the world, aka the new world order. Remember, our weapons are not carnal but mighty. Do not be fooled by the next billionaire they try to sell us. Remember that Trump gave us the kill shots. Trump told us we are not essential. Even Obama with all his superpowers could not have pushed Warp Speed through like Trump did. Remember our citizenship is in heaven.

In closing, in 1987, Pink Floyd released A Momentary Lapse of Reason. Consider the cover art and the lyrics to this track, On the Turning [read falling?] Away:

On The Turning Away – Pink Floyd

On the turning away
From the pale and downtrodden
And the words they say
Which we won’t understand
“Don’t accept that what’s happening
Is just a case of others’ suffering
Or you’ll find that you’re joining in
The turning away”

It’s a sin that somehow
Light is changing to shadow
And casting its shroud
Over all we have known
Unaware how the ranks have grown
Driven on by a heart of stone
We could find that we’re all alone
In the dream of the proud

On the wings of the night
As the daytime is stirring
Where the speechless unite
In a silent accord
Using words you will find are strange
Mesmerized as they light the flame
Feel the new wind of change
On the wings of the night

No more turning away
From the weak and the weary
No more turning away
From the coldness inside
Just a world that we all must share
It’s not enough just to stand and stare
Is it only a dream that there’ll be
No more turning away?

The art and the lyrics seem to me to be too prophetic to be coincidental. I believe the content creators were given advanced knowledge of the new world order’s plans and did what they did in protest.

Conclusion: In Christ we have peace. In the world we have tribulation. Solomon said it another way, under the sun everything is vanity. But in the Son there is peace. There are riches beyond our wildest dreams. Never forget that good is stronger than evil. (Rom 12:21) Never forget that this life is just a vapor. (Jam 4:14) Never forget that God loves you and Jesus is coming back soon. (John 3:16; 14:1-6) There is a tremendous amount of power available to us through Spirit-filled prayer. The coolest answer to prayer I ever experienced was when I once prayed for a little Zimbabwean waif who was covered with open sores. The next day, I wrote this in my journal:

Day 8 — Thursday, August 16, 2001
I took Trymore out for lunch after Bible study today and he told me he has decided to stop hustling tourists out of their money. He is going to start earning an honest living. Today outside of the OK Market I saw a little girl who obviously recognized me because when she saw me she gave me a big smile and pretended to play guitar. Then it hit me. Yes—it was her, the little girl from the park. I could see very light scars left behind from where the open sores were when I prayed for her yesterday. She was healed!

The good news of the gospel is that despite all my horrible failures, despite the way I have failed God on so many occasions not to mention all the ways I have failed those who I care about, God still shows me grace. He still hears my prayers — because I pray in Jesus’ name. We don’t know when the rapture is going to be but with all that is happening, we know it is coming. The new world order will come the same way Hemingway said he went bankrupt, “Gradually, then suddenly.” Meanwhile, if Jesus could talk about joy as he was facing the cross, we can follow his instructions to pray and find joy. We can have peace and be of good cheer because JESUS has overcome the world.

 

Father, thank You that the hysteria over the lies is abating. Thank You for the brave leaders You have given us. Thank You that Pastor Pawlowski has been vindicated by the courts. Please use Dr Simone Gold as mightily as you used Pastor Pawlowski as she begins her prison ministry. Please vindicate her as You did Pastor Pawlowski. Please bring worldwide revival. Please fight against those who fight against us. (Ps 35:1) Please frustrate their plans and increase our energy resources. Please increase our meat, fruit, and vegetable yields. Please show the public the truth about the shots. Thank You that the Holy Spirit is a free Spirit (Ps 51:12) Thank You that Jesus sets us free as does the Holy Spirit. Thank You that where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

 

1 Kurt E. Koch, Occult ABC, as cited in Where Did All the People GO?

John 16:1-14 — I Tell You The Truth: The Upper Room Discourse Part 9

Dear Friends,

As we pick up in Chapter 16, Jesus continues with his final instructions to the disciples before his death and resurrection. The time of Jesus’ arrest is drawing near. Before we continue with the Upper Room Discourse, however, let us first consider just a few key points concerning our current situation.

• The US (and only the US) has authorized the mRNA shots for infants. Just as we have seen the appearance of Sudden Adult Death Syndrome since the shots were rolled out, will we now see an increase in Sudden Infant Death Syndrome? Data from the VAERS database is already showing seizures, brain damage, hallucinations, and other horrible side effects.
• The US has not been this divided since the Civil War. Recent Supreme Court decisions like the decision in the Dobbs case reversing Roe v Wade, and other decisions, are deepening this division. While the decision in the Dobbs case is a great victory for life, it also pushes us closer toward another civil war.
• We have seen much escalation with the war in Ukraine, making WW III look almost inevitable. A five-star general and two-term president warned us about the people behind this escalation. I am not talking about Biden; he does not make policy decisions. They started killing our leaders in the sixties. Now they are trying to kill us by pushing us into WW III. (Many other crimes could be mentioned but we will move on.)

Let’s look at the historic court decision mentioned in the second bullet point above. With all the bad news these days, the court’s ruling is a ray of hope, a reminder that with God all things are possible. In his majority opinion, Justice Alito stressed that the SCOTUS did not have the authority to issue the Roe decision in the first place. According to the Constitution, the authority to create law lies with the legislative branch. In his concurring opinion, Justice Thomas remarked that this return to the authority of the Constitution could have implications for other Supreme Court decisions besides Roe. If this trend continues, I believe it could affect the mechanics of government itself. To be specific, if the states had exercised their constitutional power in 1973 as defined in the Tenth Amendment and resisted the unconstitutional overreach of the SCOTUS, we could have avoided the deaths of 63 million souls. This is called nullification, ie refusing to acknowledge or enforce unjust laws. See, the Constitution with its Bill of Rights is not self-executing. Our form of government here in the US incorporates checks and balances to guard against a centralized authority that gets out of control. These checks and balances are not limited to the three branches of the federal government. They extend to the states, counties, municipalities, and ultimately WE THE PEOPLE. This is known as the doctrine of lesser magistrates. See here and here.

Even though the states neglected to do their duty, we have nevertheless seen the doctrine of lesser magistrates working to counter Roe for the last forty-nine years. When the court issued their decision in 1973, WE THE PEOPLE who recognized that miscarriage of justice for what it was went to work. Although the Dobbs decision is a great victory, there is still much work to do. At the heart of the matter is the issue of personhood. What exactly is a person? This same issue was at the heart of the slavery debate in America. Someday, people are going to marvel that ‘they used to think a baby was not really a person until she was completely outside of her mother’. That was the court’s decision on slaves in 1857 — slaves were not people protected under the Constitution, but merely property. The court did not tackle the issue of personhood in the Dobbs case, but this issue must be settled. It must be settled in the court of public opinion, regardless of what the SCOTUS or any other courts says. I think Gianna Jessen can explain this issue a lot better than I can. I once had the privilege of meeting sister Gianna at a fund raiser. She is even prettier in real life:


The depravity of our fallen nature stands in sharp contrast to the virtuous character of our Saviour seen in the text below. Although Jesus knows He is about to be nailed to the cross, He is patiently and selflessly attending to the disciples, preparing them for what is about to happen.

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

 

John 16:1-14
1 These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended.
2 They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.

According to Eusebius and other sources, each of the apostles except John was killed for his faith, thus fulfilling Jesus’ prophecy above. According to Tertullian, John was boiled in oil in Rome but he miraculously escaped unharmed. John is the only apostle to die of natural causes. It was also Tertullian who said “The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church.”

3 And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me.

Saul the Pharisee was a religious zealot who persecuted Christians unto the death. (Acts 22:4) Like countless others throughout history, Saul thought he was doing God service. Of course, he repented when he came to know Christ and took the name Paul. Paul therefore called himself the ‘chief’ of sinners, demonstrating that nobody is beyond redemption: Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting. (1 Tim 1:16)

4 But these things have I told you, that when the time shall come, ye may remember that I told you of them. And these things I said not unto you at the beginning, because I was with you.
5 But now I go my way to him that sent me; and none of you asketh me, Whither goest thou?
6 But because I have said these things unto you, sorrow hath filled your heart.
7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.

Jesus said that his leaving them was a good thing, not a bad thing. The disciples surely had a hard time understanding how this could be, but before Jesus went to the cross their access to Him was limited by his location. After Pentecost, each of the disciples had Jesus living in their hearts. The same is true of you and me. Through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit we take Jesus with us wherever we go. (Gal 4:6; Eph 3:17) In Chapter 15, Jesus said without me ye can do nothing. Contrariwise, when we are filled with the Spirit we can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth [us]. When you read the Acts of the Apostles, you can see how the ubiquitous presence of Jesus in the lives of believers everywhere began to transform the world. The Book may be more accurately called the Acts of the Holy Spirit.

8 And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:
9 Of sin, because they believe not on me;
10 Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more;
11 Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.
12 I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.

The sin of unbelief in verse 9 is what I consider the ultimate sin. All else can be forgiven but first one must believe. When Paul stood before Felix, he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come. At first Felix trembled, but he put off receiving Christ as his Saviour. The kernel of belief in Felix’s heart eventually withered and died. First the kernel of belief died, then Felix died.

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

The Bible says the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. We cannot possibly cover all the different ways they are attacking us with their Great Reset agenda in these notes, but suffice it to say they are making great progress. HG Wells wrote a dystopian novel predicting these things called The Shape of Things to Come, but the future is not bleak for believers, it is glorious. If you are walking closely with Jesus, the Spirit will show you personal things to come in your own life as well. He has done it for me and He will for you too.

14 He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.
John 16:1-14

 

We will develop verses 13 and 14 more in our next post. For now, consider that during the time period in which the New Testament was written, the Roman Empire controlled large swaths of the known world. Worship of the reigning Caesar was required under penalty of law. Infanticide was legal and common. Slavery was legal and common. Crucifixion was legal and common. When our Saviour appeared on the scene to right these wrongs, what looked like the worst defeat in the history of the world turned out to be humanity’s greatest triumph. Although things looked worse than ever when they nailed Him to the cross, although it looked like all was lost, Jesus was doing something nobody understood at the time. He was making all things new. So it is now. Despite how ugly mankind can be, the beauty of our Saviour stands in sharp relief, showing what we will look like once his work of redemption is complete.

Although I believe Jesus is coming soon, I also believe it is possible that the judgments we are seeing worldwide may be part of an overarching plan that God is executing to further the gospel, preparing the world for one last great revival. Our God has a way of turning curses into blessings, of working all things together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to his purpose. Whether Jesus tarries or whether He is just around the corner, it is up to us to be salt and light until He comes.

In closing, the Declaration of Independence says the reason we instituted our government was to secure our unalienable rights: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Furthermore, our government derives its just powers from the consent of the governed. Consider these words of wisdom from our forefathers. Consider the doctrine of lesser magistrates. (See links above.) Consider what constitutes a person in God’s eyes. I do not believe these issues can be resolved without a God-sent revival. That is what we must pray for. The church cannot reform the world, but we can change one heart at a time through faith in Christ.

Father, come what may, we love You and we trust You. We know and believe that You are still in control. We know that we have sinned against You. In much the same way that You had to correct your chosen people when they strayed from You, we know that You must not let our sins go unanswered. We know and believe that the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether. We know that You are making all things new. We know You will send your Son back soon. May we persevere undeterred as we patiently wait on You. May we rightly represent you to this lost and fallen world. Please give us one last great revival. We ask this in Jesus’ name, Father. Amen.

John 15:15-27 — Abide In My Love: The Upper Room Discourse Part 8

Dear Friends,

In late 2020 I drew a parallel between the new world order and Nazi Germany. At that time I said it is 1938 and we are all Jews. A little more than a year after I made this observation, this same parallel was made by Dr Robert Malone during his New Year’s interview with Joe Rogan; ie we are falling prey to the same ‘mass formation psychosis’ that engulfed Nazi Germany. Yet the problem is not simply psychological. Now as then, there are spiritual issues at play.

Like America, Germany was a world leader in science and technology, a country that enjoyed many blessings from heaven. Like America, these blessings came out of a respect for the word of God. Germany was where the Gutenberg Bible was printed, followed by Luther’s Bible. This led to a strong Protestant Reformation. However, in the 1800s, the Germans embraced the critical philosophy of Immanuel Kant. They began to critically analyze the Bible as a work of literature. This method, known as higher criticism, seeks to correct the Bible, rather than letting the Bible correct the reader. This led to the unraveling of morality in Germany, making the country ripe for the rise of the Third Reich. The same perversions that the Weimar Republic was infamous for are rearing their ugly head now in America, only worse.

Here in America, higher criticism has been taught in our seminaries for the last hundred years. It is for this very reason that the church in America is in such a sorry state. The church in these last days is marked by scandal and corruption. One popular preacher, Andy Stanley, has even said we no longer need the Old Testament. This same move was made by ‘Christians’ in Nazi Germany. The church is weak, to be euphemistic. (Rev 3:17) I was amazed at how, with few exceptions, the churches of America cowered in fear behind closed doors in March of 2020, not having the slightest idea what was being done to them. I went to church as usual only to be met by a church worker who spoke to me through a glass door — afraid to even open it, much less let me in. After a time, some churches began to understand they had fallen into a trap and fought back. When the mandates were rolled out, Christians who had a relationship with God seemed to instinctively know not to take the shots, even if they were not well versed in the latest medical news. That is the key. We need to concentrate more on developing our relationship with Jesus and less on the current trends in Christianity.

So how do we correct these errors? Before we look at our text, let us take a reasoned look at the culture. The truth is there are a lot more Christians than typically perceived by the general public. Likewise, there are a lot fewer LGBT people than typically perceived by the general public. The reason for this misperception is that the LGBT people are loud and proud while the church stays quiet. We let them shame us into silence. That is not love. Love is the major theme of Jesus’ instructions in John 15. The way we love the world is by telling them the truth. Love and truth are closely linked to one another. To see this truth illustrated, read John’s first general epistle and underline the words ‘love’, ‘true’, and ‘truth’ wherever they appear. You will soon see an abundance of these words protruding from the pages of your Bible. We are to share the truth in love. Trying to appease the world never works. The people of Sodom did not have any inclination of ‘tolerating’ Lot’s beliefs like he ‘tolerated’ theirs. Likewise, the world has made its mind up about the church and they have no intention of tolerating us. In fact, they hate us, as Jesus points out in the text below. When Christians go to protest their pedophile celebrations, it is the Christians who are arrested, not the pedophiles. Nevertheless, we still have to love them, by telling the truth. (Click here to see the testimony of someone who found out the truth about ‘transitioning’ too late, after he had already been deceived by the lie. He uses strong language because he is angry about what they did to him, but I think his story is something people need to hear.) Appeasement is not part of our armor, but the truth is. I do not think the church is going to reform the world. The locomotive of the new world order is moving forward at full speed and nothing is going to stop it, but we must always tell the truth: Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.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. … I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

If one had found himself in Germany in 1938, the wisest thing to do would have been to escape while there was still time, not to try to reform the Third Reich. God is preparing a way for us to escape the new world order. It behooves us to prepare. We prepare by studying and obeying the word. (John 15:3) Jesus called this abiding in Him. (John 15:4-7)

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

 

John 15:15-27
15 Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.

This is a key verse that we need to spend some time unpacking.

There has been a question over the translation of the Greek word dulos as ‘servant’. Some feel that the word should be translated as ‘slave’. Slave is what the word literally means, but we have to consider the spiritual context as well, for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life. I trust God knew what He was doing when He translated the word as ‘servant’. Someone may protest and say that it was not God who translated the word, but men. Well, consider that God promised to preserve his word:

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

God used men to translate the Bible just as He used men to write it, but the Holy Spirit was overseeing the process and preserving God’s word for us. (Matt 24:35; 2 Tim 3:16; 2 Pet 1:21) In fact, the original autographs were a translation. Jesus and the apostles spoke Aramaic, not Greek.

If you are offended by this line of reasoning it just goes to show how much the system of higher criticism that I referred to above has affected the thinking of Christians in these last days. It is Satan that wants you to question and critique the validity of God’s word (Gen 3:1), rather than simply accepting God’s promises to give us a pure Bible. If we trust that we have God’s word as He promised, and therefore obey it, Jesus calls us friends just as He called Abraham his friend when he believed and obeyed. (Gen 15:6; Gen 22:18; Isa 41:8)

…..And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.
James 2:23

Not only did Abraham believe and obey God in his trial with Isaac in Genesis 22; Abraham believed God when He told him what He was going to do in the future. (Gen 15) Jesus is not asking any great thing of us like He did Abraham, simply that we love one another. That is the commandment that is repeated over and over in this section. (John 13:34; 15:12, 17) He is also asking us to believe in the glorious future that He is preparing for us. If we do these things, Jesus calls us his friends. (John 15:14)

16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.
17 These things I command you, that ye love one another.
18 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.
19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.
20 Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.
21 But all these things will they do unto you for my name’s sake, because they know not him that sent me.
22 If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloke for their sin.
23 He that hateth me hateth my Father also.
24 If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father.
25 But this cometh to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.
26 But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:
27 And ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning.
John 15:15-27

 

So to sum up, we find ourselves at a unique point in time as the rise of new world order is quickly transitioning from the ankles at the bottom of the legs of iron in Nebuchadnezzar’s dream, into the feet of iron mixed with clay. In order to successfully navigate these waters, we must:

1. Abide in Christ, aka the Word. (John 15:5ff)
2. This means believing and obeying his word. (John 15:12ff)
3. This means letting the Spirit lead, and telling people about Jesus. (John 15:26f)
4. We are not going to reform the world. (2 Cor 6:17f)
5. We need to get ready for the new world. (Rev 21)

We live these points by abiding in Jesus’ love. In this chapter Jesus tells us As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love. He tells us If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love. He tells us This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. He tells us again, These things I command you, that ye love one another. What exactly does that look like? Read Colossians 3. I highly recommend you open your Bible and meditate on Colossians 3 and John 15 in their entirety. The principles in these chapters are key to surviving and thriving as we await our Lord’s return. That may sound impossible in this economy, but I am not talking about earthly riches. I’m talking about thriving spiritually, which is entirely possible. Father, thank You for your Son. Thank You for all the precious promises we have in thy word. Increase our faith in your word and in your Son, Father, that we may abide in his love, that we may be ready when You send Him to fetch us home. We pray this in Jesus’ name. Amen.

A Distant Thunder (A Thief in the Night Part 2)

Prophecy Update: If you are a regular reader of these notes, you have probably noticed I have been emphasizing the rapture even more than usual. While several things point to the soon return of Christ, there are other reasons to believe it might be a while. I recently ran across some data from The Center for the Study of Global Christianity, at Gordon-Cornwell Theological Seminary. Their 2022 report, The Global Status of Christianity, shows that the church is growing worldwide. While the church in the West is in decline, the church in Asia and the global South is growing. Evangelicals have increased 48% since 2000, while Pentecostals/Charismatics have increased 50%. While the church is declining in ‘Christian’ countries, the church is growing in non-Christian countries. In 1900, 95% of all Christians lived in a country where Christians were the majority. Now that number is just above 50%. This leads to persecution in these countries but many are also being converted. 2.56 billion people now identify as Christian. That number is split between Protestants and Catholics about 50/50. Furthermore, this increase in the number of Christians has led to a decline in the number of martyrs. In 2000, the status report showed 1.6 million Christians killed for their faith over the previous ten years. In 2022, their estimate was down to 900,000. Also, with more Christians comes more Bibles. According to the report, 90 million Bibles will be printed this year. That is up from 54 million in 2000. With these kinds of numbers, it is easy to see why our Father may not be in a hurry to send Jesus back. These numbers also tell us there is a great harvest waiting for laborers to go and work the fields. Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.

John 15:5-14 — Coronavirus Part 14: The Psychic Wars – The Upper Room Discourse Part 7

Dear Friends,

As I write this post, world ‘leaders’ are gathered in Geneva discussing how to impose a WHO pandemic preparedness treaty on the US and the rest of the world. If they are successful, it will be a major step forward in the march toward the so-called Great Reset.

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

John 15:5-14
5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.
7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
8 Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.
9 As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.
10 If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love.
11 These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.
12 This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.
13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
14 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.
John 15:5-14

 

In the 20th Century, MK Ultra research revealed the human mind to be programmable. The MK Ultra program was discovered in 1975 by a congressional committee headed by Senator Frank Church. I wrote about it in Dragon Slayer Jesus Christ. If we are obedient to Jesus’ instructions above to abide in Him, which means abiding in his word, our minds will be properly programed by the manufacturer and therefore immunized against the viruses of the new world order media. In other words, we will be in control of our own minds — Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; If we are not abiding in the word, our minds can be hacked and taken over by those who want to control our behavior. Much planning and effort has taken place over several decades to prepare the public for the so-called Great Reset. This has been a longterm, multi-faceted program. Consider this recent recruiting advertisement from the US Army:

This is the same Army that has mandated the toxic mRNA shots and purged soldiers who refuse, mind you. The advertisement clearly shows that our government engages in psychological warfare. It would have to in order to convince the public to accept the dictates of the WHO. The WHO blatantly lied to the world for the last two years to give cover to Red China. From the very beginning of the so-called pandemic, it was clear that the director-general of the WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, was a puppet controlled by China. He repeatedly claimed there was no evidence of human-to-human transmission and praised China’s response to the virus — the same China that welded the doors shut on peoples’ apartments.

The warfare we are talking about is not merely psychological, but spiritual in nature. Hence, my description as psychic. Most of the spiritual warfare that the Bible speaks of takes place in the human mind. It is now clear that the so-called pandemic was, among other things, a psychic attack on the human spirit; a salvo to begin the process of the Great Reset. As discussed in previous posts, the so-called pandemic was planned in advance and carried out with military precision. In many ways, it was also a physical attack, but that is a topic for another time.

Although most of the world is enjoying the easing of restrictions, this is merely the calm before the storm. We are seeing a degree of normalcy again, but we are also seeing the effects of the lockdowns and mandates. People continue to die from the shots. Shortages and inflation are setting in. Things look dark, but nothing is as it seems. The weapon of the enemy is fear. The weapon of the Christian is the truth. If we follow the instructions of our Lord and abide in his word, we will be immune to the fear the enemy wants use to entrap us. It is a matter of trusting the Lord above all others. The enemy wants you to be scared of the next wave of crises but Jesus is asking you to trust Him and fear not. Jesus forewarned us of all these things and they indicate our redemption draws near.

The people of planet earth are being psychologically prepared to receive the one-world leader and take his mark in the right hand or forehead. The use of masks is a psychological submission technique. In the 1800s, African slaves were forced to wear masks. Even today, women in Islamic countries (who are considered chattel) are forced to cover their faces. Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?

The unilateral control of the media has allowed the new world order to use ‘flooding’, the technique of simultaneously sending their messaging into all sectors of society, thereby controlling the narrative. This technique was used to counter anyone who offered common sense solutions to their all-out assault on our freedom and health. For example, when the cheap, safe (safer than aspirin), and effective ‘wonder drug’ that won a Nobel Prize in 2015, Ivermectin, was offered as a therapeutic for COVID, the message that flooded the public was that it was a ‘horse paste’ and that a study ‘showed it to be ineffective’. (If you live in the US, you can get a prescription for Ivermectin at myfreedoctor.com.) Although these were blatant lies, those who receive their information from the controlled mainstream and social media were none the wiser.

How did they pull all this off? The answer to that is far too complex to cover in this post, but let’s take a look at some of the early psychological research that laid the groundwork for this ongoing worldwide psychological operation (psyop).

The three experiments we will look at are:

1. The Solomon Ash Conformity Experiment
2. The Milgram Torture Experiment
3. The Stanford Prison Experiment

1. The Solomon Asch Conformity Experiment:

In the 1950s, Solomon Asch conducted experiments where people were asked a series of simple questions. Participants were instructed to give blatantly wrong answers. The test subject, however, was not given these instructions. In one experiment, for example, the group was shown pictures containing a series of lines and asked to identify the longest line. At first, the test subject would identify the proper line. But after a few rounds of questions, he would go along with the group and say one of the shorter lines was the longest one, even though he knew it was not. These experiments have been reproduced several times with the same results, showing how easily people can be manipulated to comply through simple peer pressure.

2. The Milgram Torture Experiment:

In the 1960s, Stanly Milgram proved in a laboratory setting that people will blindly obey authority. Like the Solomon Asch Experiment, the Milgram experiment used an actor who was given information the test subject was not given. The test subject was seated at a console which controlled electrodes that were connected to a person for the purpose of shocking him. The test subject was told by the professor, a person in a position of authority who wore a white lab coat, to shock the person whenever he gave an incorrect answer. There was not really any shock administered, but the actor was instructed to feign pain and agony, as if he was, in fact, being tortured by the test subject. The experiment proved that people will willingly torture others if instructed to do so by an authority figure.

3. The Stanford Prison Experiment:

In the 1970s, Philip Zimbardo used volunteers to simulate a prison setting. The volunteers were divided into two groups, guards and prisoners. Almost immediately, the test subjects accepted their roles, with some of the guards becoming sadistic and inflicting psychological torture onto the prisoners. Many of the prisoners passively accepted their punishment, and would even harass other prisoners who tried to stop the psychological abuse. The abuse included things like forcing the prisoners to strip naked, being given only a bucket to use as a toilet which was not allowed to be emptied, being forced to sleep on the concrete without a blanket, and solitary confinement in a dark closet, while the guards pounded on the door and shouted at the prisoner. Some of the prisoners ‘went crazy’ and were released from the experiment early. Zimbardo saw no ethical problems with the experiment and did everything he could to keep it going until an outside observer witnessed what was taking place. This brought the experiment, which lasted six days, to an end.

 

It should be plain to see how these experiments were played out in real life right before our very eyes over the last two years. We saw the creation of a worldwide prison complex with willing participants who readily subjected themselves to abuse. These experiments took place around fifty years or more ago. Although they were not part of the MK Ultra program, they indicate how pliable people can be. The new world order has continued their research and even has access to ultra-sophisticated artificial intelligence to aid them in their pursuit of mind control over the public. If you read my last post, you may have wondered why I included the REM video at the end. If you study the lyrics and the images used in that video, they reveal the long game played by the new world order. Thy lyrics were written in 1987 and the images were compiled in 2006, but if you are familiar with the MK Ultra program, you can see their plans for the Great Reset embedded in that video. On the other hand, we Christians have something far more powerful and more sophisticated than they do: GOD. The Lord has told us what to do:

…..Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;
…..And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
John 8:31, 32

…..I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
…..And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Romans 12:1, 2

…..Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:
Philippians 1:6

…..Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
Philippians 4:6

…..Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.
…..And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.
Revelation 19:7, 8

If we keep our focus on Jesus we will not give into fear, as they prepare us for the next big scare: monkeypox. According to Dr Peter McCullough, monkeypox is not an airborne virus like the SARS viruses are. It does not affect the respiratory system like the SARS viruses and it is easily treated with therapeutics. Once again, this mysterious outbreak was the subject of a tabletop exercise in 2021. And right on cue, the prescient US government is ready with monkeypox vaccines for a whole new round of fear. In Europe, the quarantines have already begun.

When faced with WWII, Franklin D Roosevelt famously said, “We have nothing to fear but fear itself.” It is true that hard times are ahead, but fear is not the answer. We need to face each challenge as it comes. At the beginning of the so-called pandemic, Mike Adamsaka the Health Ranger, was spreading hysteria that would have made Anthony Fauci blush, saying we were all going to die of COVID and we all needed to mask up. At the time, I said the alternative media were falling into the trap of the new world order and we had nothing to fear from COVID. Now Mike Adams is talking about a possible land invasion by China in the US, based on a leaked Chinese document. In previous posts, I entertained the idea that a prophetic dream posted on YouTube by Pastor Dana Coverstone about an invasion from China may be credible. We are not to despise prophecies; we are to judge them. (1 Thess 5:20; 1 Cor 14:29) My judgment is that we should remain cautious but not be afraid. Mike Adams has a strike against him because of the way he hysterically bought into the fear at the beginning of the so-called pandemic, but it would be illogical to think just because he was wrong about that, he must be wrong about everything. The leaked document Adams referenced speaks of a pending attack on Taiwan. I don’t know about a simultaneous attack on the US but I have had my eye on the threat from China for over a decade. If it turns out to be true (and that is a big IF), if there is a Red Dawn event where China invades the US, there is still no reason to be afraid. War is part of human history. If it comes, we need to face it with courage. To be forewarned is to be forearmed, but if you allow yourself to fall prey to fear, you are giving Satan the home-court advantage. If you keep your mind on Jesus and on his word, you will have both courage and the home-court advantage. There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. If you follow the mainstream media you are getting bad intel. If you look to your Bible and reliable Christian voices, you will acquire the wisdom to make good decisions. David Knight, for example, is a Christian commentator who discusses the news from a Christian perspective. Another possible scenario that I believe is more likely is a cyber attack. They have been telegraphing one with the Cyber Polygon drills and I believe it is prudent to take steps to prepare. The Boy Scout motto is a good one: Be Prepared.

In closing, it is painfully obvious that the church in America has lost its way. Major, high-profile ministries that Christians have looked to for leadership for decades have imposed mandates for shots on their staff. High profile pastors have pushed the shots. I do not believe that these people are willing partners with the new world order. I think they have been deceived. They are casualties of the psychic wars. Either way, the end result is the same. Anyone who is pushing the shots cannot be trusted. It is my prayer that these people will realize that they are no longer walking with Jesus and repent. Joseph and Mary went a day’s journey without Jesus before they noticed He was no longer with them. (Luke 2)

“An error does not become a mistake until you refuse to correct it.”
— John F. Kennedy

CONCLUSION: We are in a psychic war. (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Our weapons are prayer and the word of God. We fight our enemies by loving them. Avoid mainstream and social media. Kill your TV. As much as possible, look to Christian sources for news and entertainment. Stay in the word each day. Tell others about Jesus and prepare for his soon return. Father, help us to trust You. Please direct our paths. Help us to prepare to meet You, that we may ready, clothed in the righteousness of your Son when You send Him to fetch us home. We ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.

We walk by faith, not fear:

“We create the fear.” — President Frank Underwood, House of Cards
“Frank Underwood got it from me.” — Barack Hussein Obama

A Thief In The Night (1972)

John 15:1-7 — The True Vine: The Upper Room Discourse Part 6

Dear Friends,

As Jesus continues with the Upper Room Discourse, God’s judgment is drawing near for Israel. It was only some 38 years before Jesus’ prophecy in Matthew 24:2 was fulfilled. Jerusalem was razed and their magnificent temple was destroyed. All because they rejected God’s Son. In our day, judgment is coming soon for the rest of the world as well; also for rejecting God’s Son. (1) You may be asking yourself, where can I go to hide from what is coming? The answer to that question is that safety is not found in a place, it is found in a Person. The psalmist wrote Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word. (Ps 119:114) This is how Jesus was able to face the cross with courage. He knew He was safe because He was trusting in the promises in the word. He knew the cross could not defeat Him.

At the end of Chapter 14, Jesus said Arise, let us go hence. It appears Jesus continues his teaching in Chapter 15 as they are en route to Gethsemane. If so, they would have passed by the temple on their way. Being Passover, the full moon would have illuminated the temple for them to see atop the temple mount. Above the temple gate were golden vines with grape clusters as big as men (Josephus, Ant., xv, 11 § 3; BJ, v, 5 § 4). Jesus and the disciples may have even passed by a vineyard as they made their way through the Kidron Valley to Gethsemane at the base of the Mount of Olives. The point is that the disciples were very familiar with the symbol of the vine and what it represented. For a Jew, the vine represented Israel (Ps 80:8-14; Jer 2:21; Hos 10:1) Jesus knows that soon his disciples will be personae non gratae in the temple; in effect, cut off from the vine of Israel, outcasts who nobody will buy from, sell to, employ, or associate with. For a Jew, this was a terrible fate. Jesus, therefore, prepares them for what is coming.

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

John 15:1-7
1 I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.

This is the seventh of Jesus’ I am statements in John:

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
(the true vine)

2 Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.
3 Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.

I believe that when Jesus said He would take away every branch that did not bear fruit, He was talking about the Jews who rejected Him. (2) They claimed to believe in Messiah but there was no fruit on that vine (Matt 21:19; cf Luke 13:6). It can also mean a professing Christian who has no fruit in his life. There is a sin unto death … (1 John 5:16) When Jesus said He would purge every branch that bore fruit, I believe he meant He would purge the disciples out of the corrupt vine that rejected Him, the true vine. It also means purging other things that do not profit out of a believer’s life. The word for purgeth could also be translated as ‘cleanses’. The Reina Valera version translates it this way (ie limpiará, lit cleanses). We can see this meaning in verse 3. Jesus cleanses us with the word that we may bring forth more fruit. But what is fruit?

Fruit is:

Souls won with the gospel — John 4:35-38; 1 Corinthians 15:20-23
Holiness — Romans 6:22
Giving financially — Philippians 4:17
Helping others — Colossians 1:10
Righteousness — Hebrews 12:11
Praise to God — Hebrews 13:15
And finally Galatians 5:22, 23 — But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.

If you chop a branch off from the vine it will die. It will no longer bear fruit. Incidentally, fruit bearing not only requires abiding in Christ; it requires humility. The branch that bears the most fruit hangs the lowest.

5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

If there is no fruit in the life of a Christian it is probably because he is not in the word. Trying to produce fruit apart from the vine is an exercise in futility, for without me ye can do nothing. If you are abiding in Christ on the other hand, the fruit grows naturally like grapes on a vine. The vine does not need to struggle and strain to produce grapes; they just grow naturally.

6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.
7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
John 15:1-7

 

The word for abide is translated continue in John 8:31. The way to abide in Christ is to continue in his word. By continuing in God’s word and thus abiding in Christ, we can then begin to see the fruit that Jesus desires of us. In verse 2, there is no fruit (branch taken away), then a branch with fruit, which Jesus separates and cleanses so it can bring forth more fruit. In verse 5, we have the branch that abides in Christ and brings for much fruit. To this kind of branch, the kind that continues in God’s word and abides in Christ, Jesus says If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. This sort of branch will be asking for things that are in accordance with God’s will and God’s nature. (Jam 4:2) When this sort of branch receives a ‘no’ as an answer to prayer, she trusts God and knows that God knows best. (Rom 8:28) This is the sort of branch I want to be. We are coming to the place in our day where we may suffer the same sort of persecution that the disciples were faced with after Jesus’ death and resurrection. That is okay though because if we abide in Christ we are abiding in the true vine, and He will never leave us or forsake us. Father, thank You for all the precious promises we have in your Son and in your word. Thank You for the hope we have of everlasting life with You in heaven. Please use us to bear much fruit for you and your Son and your Spirit, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

 

(1) As a nation and as a planet, we are under the ancient Chinese curse: May you live in interesting times. Thankfully, we serve a God who turns curses into blessings. (Deut 23:5; Neh 13:2) Before we talk about how God can turn the curses into blessings, let’s look at the curses.

In my post on April 17, I said we have seen an end of free and fair elections here in the US. The release of D’nesh Dzousa’s 2000 Mules has confirmed this once again. A curious side note in 2000 Mules was the observation that not only did prosecutors use geospatial location data to arrest the January 6 political prisoners, but they were being tracked via their cell phones before January 6. Another side note mentioned in 2000 Mules was how the voter-fraud investigators used their geospatial location data to catch a murderer. You do not necessarily need the gift of prophecy to see where this is leading. (Rev 13:16-18)

In my last post, I implied that our federal government here in the US is a lost cause. There has been a lot of recent news that confirms this. The real reason (one of many) we are deeply involved in the war in Ukraine is because the new world order has fifteen bio labs there (not to mention the corruption connection of the Bidens in Ukraine). The new world order bio labs were called out by the Russians and they appear to be telling the truth. Undersecretary of State, Victoria Nuland, admitted that these labs exist to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on March 8. I could be accused of being a Russian agent for pointing this out, but then again I’m not the one who received $3.5 million from the wife of the ex-mayor of Moscow (full Senate report here). Inconvenient truths like this are the reason we are getting a new Orwellian Ministry of Truth headed up by Miss Information Nina Jankowicz, who incidentally worked for the infamously corrupt Ukrainian government as a ‘strategic communications expert’. (There is that Ukraine connection again.) We have completely lost our moral high ground. At least in Russia, it is illegal to attempt to groom or otherwise influence anyone under 18 concerning matters of sexuality. Here in the US, even the ‘good guys’ allow it after the third grade. Advocates claim it is a virtuous thing to sexually confuse and groom children when it is, in fact, an old Marxist practice used to break down the foundations of society and divide families. (It also works well for the depopulation agenda.) It was recently confirmed by a whistleblower that yes, parents who object at local school board meetings are indeed tagged as potential terrorists by the FBI.

Meanwhile, the pharmaceutical companies are still pushing forward with plans to give the jabs to infants only six months old. This, as world ‘leaders’ will discuss handing over American sovereignty to the WHO for ‘pandemic preparedness’ when they meet in Geneva later this month. In Leviticus 26:17, God said if Israel despised God’s statutes, those who hated them would rule over them. It happened to them and it is happening to us. Their target to have the treaty fully implemented is 2024. This treaty has no legal basis: see here and here. If we surrender our sovereignty, what is to stop them from fencing Americans into their neighborhoods like residents in Shanghai were fenced in to their neighborhoods? Those who brought us to this place need to be prosecuted for crimes against humanity, as some are attempting to do.

Allowing adults to engage in or be afflicted by these abominations is bad enough, but to allow these abuses against children is nothing short of satanic. One may wonder how the world could come to the point where they are worshiping the dragon in Revelation 13, but we are, in fact, seeing the foundation being laid before our very eyes. The only thing left standing in their way is the body of Christ. While people protest the possibility that Roe v Wade may be undone, Satanists have argued in a court filing that abortion is their right as a ‘satanic ritual’, which brings me to my last point. The fight over the Roe v Wade case, in addition to all the other points above, drives the point home that we are at a crossroads. This truly is a historical moment in time. The sixties transformed American culture and one of the results of this transformation was the Roe v Wade decision a few years later in 1973. Aside from the millions of innocent lives at stake, the leaked decision in the Dobbs case, if it stands, could have other far-reaching implications for the power of the Supreme Court. An in-depth discussion on the Roe decision and its implications can be found here. If the decision does not stand, it could very well be the last straw. God is merciful but He will not suffer our rebellion indefinitely. Inflation and shortages may be just the beginning.

If this ‘state of the nation’ synopsis is all there is, we can suppose that we are, indeed, cursed. But you have to consider how God fits in. As I said before, does not God turn curses into blessings? If you read these things, take them seriously, and sigh or cry over them (Ez 9:4), if you have received Christ as your personal Saviour, then I have good news for you. God is preparing a mighty deliverance for those who are truly grieved over the abominations taking place on planet earth. The rewards for those who love Jesus and are willing not only to die for Him, but to live for Him, are inconceivable, indescribable, what Paul called unspeakable. If you decide to turn a blind eye, or ‘go along to get along’, just remember that God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah for sexually deviant behavior, making an example out of them. (Jude 7) The vine of this earth is ripe for judgment (John 15:6; Rev 14:14-20) If you are ready, however, you will be spared. (Ez 9:5f)

(2) Nevertheless, the Bible prophesies a great revival in Israel yet future with much fruit. (Rom 11:26)