John 9:39-41 – Seeing But Still Blind

Dear Friends,

This week we finish looking at the account of the man who was blind from birth — until he met Jesus. Jesus has some closing remarks for the Pharisees. Although they professed themselves to be wise, they (along with the Saducees) made horrible decisions that led to the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD. Because they were blind (Matt 23:16, 17, 19, 24, 26). 

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

John 9:39-41
39 ¶ And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind.

This seems to contradict what Jesus said previously about judgment (John 3:17; 8:15, 16), but upon closer examination, it does not. Judgment was not the reason Jesus came, but a result of his coming. Jesus gave sight to the blind but his presence exposed the blindness of the Pharisees.

40 And some of the Pharisees which were with him heard these words, and said unto him, Are we blind also?
41 Jesus said unto them, If ye were blind, ye should have no sin: but now ye say, We see; therefore your sin remaineth.
John 9:39-41

 

Before we look at how this week’s text applies to us, let us consider our letter from Jesus. Did you know that Jesus wrote you a letter? The letters to the seven churches in the Book of Revelation were not only letters to seven literal churches in Asia Minor, but letters to the church throughout the seven ages of church history. We are currently in the last of these seven ages; therefore, the letter to the church in Laodicea is written directly to us. Jesus said that the church in our generation is blind (Rev 3:17) and this is his counsel to us:

…..I counsel thee to buy of me gold [the word; Ps 19:10 et al] tried in the fire [Ps 12:6; cf 1 Pet 4:12], that thou mayest be rich [cf Ps 119:14]; and white raiment [Rev 19:8; cf Ps 103:12], that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve [the word; the word is read with the eyes], that thou mayest see.
Revelation 3:18

Lord, there is a strong delusion that is blinding eyes in these last days. Give us eyes to see and ears to hear, that we may understand what is happening. Give us the wisdom to respond accordingly, and follow You wherever You choose to lead us, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

 

The Bible says the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not and furthermore that he is a king over all the children of pride. Foolish pride is of the devil, and it blinds people to their need for Jesus Christ. Pride is also at the top of God’s hate list in Proverbs 6. While the blind beggar had no problem humbling himself and receiving Jesus, the Pharisees refused to acknowledge that the Carpenter from Nazareth was even their equal, much less their Superior.

The parallels between the Pharisees in our text and current leadership in our day are painfully obvious. Whether we look at elected (and unelected) officials or whether we look at business leaders, the new de facto government, what we see in most cases are blind guides. Like the Pharisees, most of the leaders today reject Jesus Christ. Isaiah prophesied that the leaders in Jerusalem would make a covenant with death. Today in 2021, this prophecy is as true as it ever was. Jerusalem is leading the way for ‘vaccine’ passports, which will eventually lead to a worldwide medical ID, which will eventually lead to the mark of the beast. 

When you read the Revelation, one of the things that always seems inconceivable is how so many people willingly worship the beast and curse God, even after grievous sores break out on those who take the mark (Rev 16:2). I believe we are seeing this phenomenon begin to take shape as people are getting boils (grievous sores) and even dying after taking the shots, yet many still cling to their trust in ‘the science’. In the Revelation, John writes that the rider the pale horse will kill 1/4 of the people on earth. Later, the sixth trumpet judgment kills 1/3 of the people on earth. In total, that equals 1/2 of earth’s population. I believe the mRNA shots are a major part of what ultimately leads to the death of 1/2 of the world’s population. Other factors will include the sword, hunger, the beasts of the earth, and war (red horse). Experts say that over the next few years, autoimmune responses to the shots are going to start taking effect on a large scale, bringing pestilence the likes of which the world has not seen since the Black Death. 

But if the shots are really that bad, how can our ‘leaders’ be so blind as to go along with it?

As the Scriptures I cited above (2 Cor 4:4; cf Job 41:34) indicate, it is the god of this world who is behind the highly politicized COVID agenda. This explains why the agitators on the left hate Christians so much. (Eg, Antifa attacked a group of peaceful Christians in Portland this week.) But how does he do it? How is Satan able to deceive so many people? That is a big question but let’s look at just a few key points.

First of all, let’s look at the once-richest person in the world (fourth richest at present), long-time Jeffery Epstein friend and confidant and depopulation architect, Bill Gates. Bill Gates has effectively bought the media, the WHO, the NIH, the CDC, and every other major global health organization as well. (See here, for example.) The kind of money Gates has and the kompromat that Epstein was able to provide are among the biggest pieces to this puzzle, but we wrestle not against flesh and blood. It is Satan who is behind the COVID agenda. (Keep that in mind, and pray accordingly.) Nevertheless, after Microsoft was found in violation of US antitrust laws in 1999, Bill Gates launched a massive public relations campaign to rehabilitate his image in the eyes of the public. It worked. Despite the facts linked above, many still wholeheartedly accept the carefully curated TV image of Gates as he presents himself as the world’s savior while rocking his pastel-colored sweaters. Although there may be many ‘leaders’ who are not necessarily compromised, they all watch the same bought-and-paid-for media as everyone else. The power of the media to mold public opinion is truly staggering. The Bible says evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. So what else would one expect — they have rejected the word of the LORD; and what wisdom is in them? 

Of course, Gates is just one of many different players working together in concert to bring in the new world order. Flip-flop king Fauci is another.

Second of all, the few good ones who are not under the mind control and are willing to buck the system are vastly outnumbered. Many top-level scientists have opposed the COVID agenda but the full-spectrum control of the media has kept them from being heard. Most Americans use the iPhone ‘Messages’ app, which most carriers block from sharing of videos. The rest of the world typically uses WhatsApp or something similar and sharing banned videos is common. That is why there are very few protests in America. However, the countries that protest meet stronger pushback from the new world order. In France, the old Nazi trope ‘show me your papers’ is now being used on the public. (According to Liberty Counsel Action, even in the US there are protests by hospital staff being held at hospitals around the country, although the media is not reporting it. According to Liberty Counsel Action, EMT workers have told them that 75% of their calls are from people who took the shots and who are having trouble breathing, or worse.)

At the lower levels, there are plenty of stories about pharmacists who keep getting caught administering saline solutions instead of the shots, because no decent person who understands what is in the shots would ever inject them into another human being. It is up to us common people to resist as the last line of defense. Unfortunately, there are also many at the lower levels who are suffering from Stockholm Syndrome. Again, the power of the media is staggering. 

Consider the blind beggar in our story, how he was much wiser than the well-educated and well-heeled leaders who bullied and rejected him. Do not think for a second that the so-called ‘leaders’ and ‘officials’ are more qualified than you are to make your life decisions for you. Nor is your pastor. Unfortunately, many pastors are going along with the shots and failing to warn their flocks (Jer 12:10). It is therefore up to us to be the leaders, like this doctor who educated his local schoolboard. Like OAN‘s Pearson Sharp who shows the fallacies behind the official narrative. The Bible says we have been given power (John 1:12; 2 Tim 1:7; et al). We need to exercise it. Considering how things ended for the Pharisees when the Romans destroyed Jerusalem in 70 AD, let us consider where things are headed today, using an analogy from one of the classics: Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels. The classics serve as a guide for just about everything, with the greatest classic of all being the Bible. In Gulliver’s Travels, Gulliver is captured by a gang of 6-inch-tall humans when he arrives in Lilliput. According to CliffsNotes, the Lilliputians were “mean and nasty, vicious, morally corrupt, hypocritical and deceitful, jealous and envious, filled with greed and ingratitude.” They used “petty, red-tape harassing” to achieve their political goals. The Notes go on to say that “Swift … uses the Lilliputians to show that English politicians were bloody-minded and treacherous.”

Despite being only 6” tall, the Lilliputians were able to gain control of Gulliver after he fell asleep on the beach. The Lilliputians were able to use their greater numbers to tie Gulliver down while he slept. When he awoke and tried to resist, the Lilliputians attacked Gulliver with tiny spears and arrows. Gulliver could have ripped their little ropes off and smashed his teeny attackers but he decided to play along with them. Because of Gulliver’s compassion for and patience with the Lilliputians, they were still able to maintain their control over him. He let them feed him, then carry him away on a cart pulled by 900 Lilliputians before padlocking his ankle to their temple. That is how it works. A bunch of petty little people on power trips are playing on the sympathies of the stronger, more benevolent people as they drive them into captivity, little-by-little. (Read distancing, masking, lockdowns, mandates, etc.)

What if you’re still not there yet. What if you are still thinking you can trust what they are telling us about COVID? Consider this: How do they know the Delta variant is spreading if there is no Delta variant test? 

What if it seems too hard to believe that the shots will lead to a worldwide holocaust in coming years as the autoimmune responses to the spike proteins continue to take effect, eventually snowballing out of control? More and more top scientists keep coming out as whistleblowers.

What if you are having trouble believing that the shots will lead to a worldwide medical ID and then ultimately to the mark of the beast? Read Revelation 13. Sweden is doing just fine despite having no lockdowns or mandates, while Israel is doing terribly, despite being the most ‘vaccinated’ and restricted country in the world. The same is true in the US. The states with the most restrictions and highest rates of ‘vaccination’ are the places that are doing the worst. See how that works? Much like the politicians in Israel, the governors in these states have made a covenant with death. 

In closing, although the Lilliputians freed Gulliver from his chain and continued to feed him, Gulliver eventually learned that they were intending to kill him. Gulliver’s enemies persuaded the king of Lilliput that feeding him was too expensive. Among other things, they accused him of being a traitor because of his compassion for their enemies, who subscribed to the Big-Endian heresy. So, Gulliver escaped under cover of night. Because of his compassion for them, he simply left while they slept rather than killing them. Our Lilliputians, the Deep State, aka the new world order, are planning to kill us much like Gulliver’s were, but our King is preparing an escape for us as well. He is going to fetch us away like a thief in the night. Meanwhile, we must make the best of things. Just as the beggar preached truth to the Pharisees, we likewise need to tell the truth to the Pharisees of our day. Because Jesus gave the Pharisees of his day plain unadulterated truth, offered without apology, many of them repented. Josephus is believed by many historians to have been a Pharisee and he clearly stated in his writings that Jesus is the Christ. Nobody is beyond redemption. All we can do is tell people the truth, whoever they are, because just as I said from the very beginning, it’s a hoax. It’s a depopulation program. I believe there are many ‘leaders’, who like Guliver, want to think the best of people and like Guliver they are going along with the crowd. Mayors, city counsel members, busieness executives, pastors, they are all just pepole like you and me. We have to tell them the truth the same way we would anyone else. Mike Adams explains the lengths the people at the top of the pyramid have gone to to concoct this hoax in this interview. He is being a leader. No matter how many times the talking heads in the media chant the ‘outbreak among the unvaccinated’ mantra, it still does not make it true. A Carnival cruise liner in the middle of the ocean recently had an outbreak despite the fact that every single soul on board was ‘vaccinated’. (And this is not an isolated incident. The same thing happened on the HMS Queen Elizabeth.) Of course, they did not consider the obvious, that it was the shots everyone took that caused the outbreak. Their solution was to make everyone on board wear a mask. One of Carnival’s ‘vaccinated’ senior officers recently died from his shots. Of course the article says ‘COVID’ killed him. There is death in the shots. There are tens of thousands of these cases, like this one, people who die shortly after taking the jab. And now they are going to force it on the troops. Why would they force an unapproved drug on US troops? Because it was not enough for them to assault them with the vaccine that caused Gulf War Syndrome. (More here.) Because as I explained in Dragon Slayer Jesus Christ, as far as the new world order is concerned, the American soldier is public enemy #1. If it was me I would take the court-martial instead, but soldiers should be able to get a religious exemption

When I was a kid we got some good advice from FLOTUS Nancy Reagan: Just say no [to drugs]. That is still good advice today. The mRNA shot is not a vaccine; it is a drug — a lethal drug. So when they tell you that you have to take the jab, just say no. If people do not say no they will not stop until they get the newborns. The overarching agenda is depopulation. According to the Georgia Guide Stones, their target is 500,000,000 for the entire planet. US residents can get help with a religious exemption to vaccine mandates here. If you are not a US resident, trust God stand on his promises. He will supply all your need according to his riches and glory in Christ Jesus. He promises to do a work in our day which we will not believe, though it be told us. Believe it. 

Finally, although YouTube banned his speech, Senator Rand Paul put it this way on Twitter (video and full transcript below). He is being a leader:

They can’t arrest us all. They can’t keep all your kids home from school. They can’t keep every government building closed – although I’ve got a long list of ones they should.

We don’t have to accept the mandates, lockdowns, and harmful policies of the petty tyrants and feckless bureaucrats. We can simply say no, not again.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi — you will not arrest or stop me or anyone on my staff from doing our jobs. We have all either had COVID, had the vaccine, or been offered the vaccine. We will make our own health choices. We will not show you a passport, we will not wear a mask, we will not be forced into random screening and testing so you can continue your drunk with power rein over the Capitol.

President Biden — we will not accept your agencies’ mandates or your reported moves toward a lockdown. No one should follow the CDC’s anti-science mask mandates. And if you want to shut down federal agencies again — some of which aren’t even back to work fully — I will stop every bill coming through the Senate with an amendment to cut their funding if they don’t come to work.

No more.

Local bureaucrats and union bosses — we will not allow you to do more harm to our children again this year. Children are not at any more risk from COVID than they are for the seasonal flu. Every adult who works in schools has either had the vaccine or had their chance to. There is no reason for mask mandates, part-time schools, or any lockdown measures.

Children are falling behind in school, and are being harmed physically and psychologically by the tactics you have used to keep them from the classroom last year. We won’t allow it again.

If a school system attempts to keep the children from full-time, in-person school, I will hold up every bill with two amendments. One to defund them, and another to allow parents the choice of where the money goes for their child’s education.

Do I sound fed up to you? That’s because I am.

I’m not a career politician. I’ve practiced medicine for 33 years. I graduated from Duke Medical School, worked in emergency rooms, studied immunology and virology, and ultimately chose to become a surgeon.

I have been telling everyone for a year now that Dr. Anthony Fauci and other public health officials were NOT following science, and I’ve been proven right time and time again.

But I’m not the only one who is fed up.

I can’t go anywhere these days — from work, to events, to airports and Ubers, restaurants and stores, without people coming up to me thanking me for standing up for them.

For standing up for actual science. For standing up for freedom. For standing against mandates, lockdowns, and bureaucratic power grabs.

I think the tide has turned, and more and more people are willing to stand up. I see stories from across the country of parents standing up to teacher unions and school boards.

I see members of Congress refusing to comply with Petty Tyrant Pelosi.

We are at a moment of truth and a crossroads. Will we allow these people to use fear and propaganda to do further harm to our society, economy, and children?

Or will we stand together and say, absolutely not. Not this time. I choose freedom.

 

Conclusion: Be a leader. Share these notes or share some of the linked reports, but whatever you do, tell the truth and be a leader. You have the anointing of the Holy Spirit and He will empower you. Whenever you share the truth with someone, pray for him (2 Cor 10:4). 

John 9:17-38 – Believing Is Seeing

Dear Friends,

When we left off last week, the blind man that Jesus turned into a seeing man was being questioned by the Pharisees. Give us sight too, Father. Bind the enemy and purify our hearts, that we may see You. Make us to understand your Scriptures with believing hearts, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

John 9:17-38
17 They say unto the blind man again, What sayest thou of him, that he hath opened thine eyes? He said, He is a prophet [cf Ch 1:21; 4:19].
18 But the Jews did not believe concerning him, that he had been blind, and received his sight, until they called the parents of him that had received his sight.
19 And they asked them, saying, Is this your son, who ye say was born blind? how then doth he now see?
20 His parents answered them and said, We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind:
21 But by what means he now seeth, we know not; or who hath opened his eyes, we know not: he is of age; ask him: he shall speak for himself.
22 These words spake his parents, because they feared the Jews: for the Jews had agreed already, that if any man did confess that he was Christ, he should be put out of the synagogue.

Cancel culture is nothing new. These days, no matter how impeccable your credentials (like being a former New York Times science reporter), citing inconvenient facts about COVID can get you canceled on social media. When a society rejects Jesus, this is what you get. If you are unfortunate enough to have first-hand knowledge of the advancing new world order coup, like four members of the Capitol Police who were on duty on January 6, you may be canceled entirely. As in permanently.

It was the Christian ethos that made America free. Not only was the abolitionist movement a Christian movement, but so was the Civil Rights Movement. Churches got involved behind the leadership of Reverend King and their actions led to things like the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the Civil Rights Act of 1968, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, and the No-FEAR Act, just to name a few. After centuries of blood, sweat, and tears, striving to make a society that is free and equal for all, we are now regressing back to where we started. The Pharisees of our day act in much the same way that the Pharisees of old did.

While it is true that similar legislation exists in some countries that were not shaped by the Christian ethos of the West, I can tell you from experience after living in some of those places, those laws are nothing but window dressing and are not followed in any significant way. Regardless of where you want to look at, the main ones targeted when things get ugly are usually the Christians.

23 Therefore said his parents, He is of age; ask him.
24 Then again called they the man that was blind, and said unto him, Give God the praise: we know that this man is a sinner.
25 He answered and said, Whether he be a sinner or no, I know not: one thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see.
26 Then said they to him again, What did he to thee? how opened he thine eyes?
27 He answered them, I have told you already, and ye did not hear: wherefore would ye hear it again? will ye also be his disciples?
28 Then they reviled him, and said, Thou art his disciple; but we are Moses’ disciples.
29 We know that God spake unto Moses: as for this fellow, we know not from whence he is.
30 The man answered and said unto them, Why herein is a marvellous thing, that ye know not from whence he is, and yet he hath opened mine eyes.
31 Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth his will, him he heareth.
32 Since the world began was it not heard that any man opened the eyes of one that was born blind.
33 If this man were not of God, he could do nothing.

The now-seeing man’s argument is solid and he backs it up with Scripture (Ps 66:18). Yet the Pharisees feel they are beyond rebuke. Maybe Jesus had them in mind when He said Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.

34 They answered and said unto him, Thou wast altogether born in sins, and dost thou teach us? And they cast him out.

They accuse him of being altogether born in sins, but Jesus already cleared up this faulty doctrine (v 3). It was not his fault he was born blind. Yet because he aligned himself with Jesus they canceled him. Being cast out of the temple meant nobody was to do business with him. He was disenfranchised.

35 Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when he had found him, he said unto him, Dost thou believe on the Son of God?
36 He answered and said, Who is he, Lord, that I might believe on him?
37 And Jesus said unto him, Thou hast both seen him, and it is he that talketh with thee.

This was the first time he saw Jesus; before he only heard his voice and knew his name. Now, meeting Jesus face to face, he believes what Jesus tells him, that He is the Son of God.

38 And he said, Lord, I believe. And he worshipped him.
John 9:17-38

 

In Chapter 7, Jesus declared Himself to be the I am. Now, on the same day, He accepts worship. The apostles never accepted worship, nor do angels (Rev 19:10; cf Col 2:18), but Jesus does because Jesus is God (John 1:1 et al).

There is a Christian principle which I have found to be true: Whenever you have a mountaintop experience, Satan is always waiting around the corner to pounce on you and steal your joy. Consider the man in our story. He just experienced one of the greatest miracles in the history of the world. But no sooner did he receive his sight than the religious leaders pounced on him, mocked and ridiculed him, and barred him from the temple. But then there was Jesus, ready to help. Despite the cruel treatment from the Pharisees, when Jesus found him and gave him his word, things got even better than before. Not only was he seeing with his eyes, now he was seeing with his heart. He was born again. He believed Jesus was  the Son of God and he worshipped Him. He probably felt a lot better too, which is one of the primary reasons I read the Bible. It’s good for your mental health. Whenever I find myself in a distressing or painful situation, I find that a little bit of meditation in the word will always pull me out of the mire.

…..Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad.
Proverbs 12:25

 

Prophecy Update: The prophet Isaiah wrote, Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; in our day and age, Isaiah’s prophecy is clearly coming to pass. The Democrat Party wins hearts and minds as the ‘good guys’ while their biggest supporters and donors keep revealing themselves as the sick and twisted perverts that they are (Harvey Weinstein, Ed Buck, Howard Rubin, the Podesta bros, etc). These revelations about the character of our business and political leaders are markers that show we are approaching the end.

Another marker would be the epic proportions whereby the US government is pumping money into the economy. This is creating an enormous bubble that will prepare the way for the rider on the black horse in Revelation 6.

 

Coronavirus Update: This story about Sky News being canceled from YouTube got my attention because it seems to be a marker for the next level of the cancel culture. There was once a time when the mainstream media told the truth but those days are over. The few remaining outlets that tell the truth are being dealt with. As I said in my notes on Isaiah 5:20, Alex Jones was only the beginning and mainstream media would eventually follow. The new world order is methodically and incrementally removing our basic civil liberties and human rights. Gradually reducing our freedom while making people dependent on subsidies is similar to a wild boar trap:

Week 1: Put food out for the boar.
Week 2: Place wall #1 next to the food.
Week 3: Place wall #2 next to the food.
Week 4: Place wall #3 next to the food; the boar is now surrounded on three sides when he comes to eat.
Week 5: Place wall #4 using a tripwire that springs the trap and drops the wall.

With this in mind, here is everything you need to know about the COVID trap in five bullet points:

• The CDC has admitted that the PCR test never really tested for SARS-CoV-2 in the first place. It tests for the seasonal flu, but still gives a false positive even for that because they set the cycle threshold too high.

• In December, I cited an article with a link to an HHS database to show how the stories about hospitals being ‘overwhelmed’ were pure deception according to their own data. Health and Human Services has since blocked the website from the general public, but according to reports (which I have confirmed with a friend who is an RN) hospitals really are starting to fill up now with people who cannot breathe, not because of the ‘variants’, but because of the shots.(*) (Speaking of blocked websites, the military intelligence website, deagel.com, has removed their ominous prediction that the population of the US will drop to 54 million by 2025. The URL now redirects to the main page.)

• Taking the mRNA vaccine can give you oozing boils (Rev 16:2), if not death.

• According to an Emory study, natural immunity is the gold standard.

Complying with their mandates is falling into the same trap as the wild boar. (For a sneak preview see this report out of Pakistan.) The final tripwire to capture your soul will be the mark of the beast.

 

Magog Update: Biden has more or less conceded to Russia (Magog), allowing them to proceed with the Nord Stream II pipeline to Germany (Gomer). Now that there is no longer any resistance, it is only a matter of time before the Magog alliance goes after Israel’s natural gas resources (Ez 38:12). Meanwhile, tensions between Israel and players on the Magog side continue to rise. I believe the Magog invasion will take place after the rapture of the church (some prophecy teachers say before), but what about the prophecy in Revelation 20? Does it not show that the Magog invasion takes place at the end of the millennium? No. Just as there are two different raptures, one at the beginning of the tribulation period for the church, and one at the end of the tribulation period for tribulation saints, there are two different Magog invasions. Consider:

Ezekiel 38; 39                                                                    Revelation 20

God gathers Magog (Ez 38:4, 16)                                      Satan gathers Magog (Rev 20:7)
Attack comes from the north (Ez 38:15)                             Attack comes from breadth of the earth (Rev 20:9)
Russia, regional Arab alliance (Ez 38:2, 5f)                        Four quarters of the earth, plus Russia (Rev 20:8f)
For a witness to the heathen (Ez 38:16)                             For a final judgment (Rev 20:9)
Every man’s sword against his brother (Ez 38:21)             Fire from God devours them (Rev 20:9)
Pestilence, hailstones, fire and brimstone (Ez 38:22)
A witness to correct Israel (Ez 39:7)                                  

7 years follow (Ez 39:9)                                                      End of 1000 years. Millennium is over.
                                                                                            Satan judged for eternity (Rev 20:10)
                                                                                            Great white throne for unbelievers (Rev 20:11)

Father, I know and believe that You will be sending your Son back soon to fetch us home to meet You. Please help us to prepare our hearts. Please account us worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before your Son. We ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen

 

(*) Update 8/6/21: But hospitals are not busy in places like Florida that have resisted the mandates.

John 9:13-16 – Civil War Part IV

Dear Friends,

Last week, Jesus gave sight to a man who was blind from birth. One would think would this would be a cause for singing, dancing, and rejoicing, but things are about to take a turn for the worse when the Pharisees get involved. If the Pharisees had not been so blinded by their pride, they would have considered the following Messianic prophecies indicating their long-awaited Messiah had arrived:

…..And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity, and out of darkness.
Isaiah 29:18

…..Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.
Isaiah 35:5

….. To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.
Isaiah 42:7

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

John 9:13-16
13 ¶ They brought to the Pharisees him that aforetime was blind.
14 And it was the sabbath day when Jesus made the clay, and opened his eyes.
15 Then again the Pharisees also asked him how he had received his sight. He said unto them, He put clay upon mine eyes, and I washed, and do see.
16 Therefore said some of the Pharisees, This man is not of God, because he keepeth not the sabbath day. Others said, How can a man that is a sinner do such miracles? And there was a division among them.
John 9:13-16

 

The Pharisees felt that Jesus broke the law. To them, this was the crux of the issue. Their basis for this belief was not in the law per se, but the Mishnah. The Mishnah was written by scribes who sought to codify the law, whereas the Talmud was a commentary on the Mishnah. The Mishnah contained sixty pages of interpretation on the sabbath-day law. These sixty pages distorted the spirit and intent of the law, but before we point the finger at the leaders of Israel, let us ask ourselves. Are we any better?

The US CODE contains 53 titles, each of which contains multiple sections and subsections. Below is what Title 42 looks like in printed form, all 152 chapters. Imagine the other 52 titles added to this and you have an idea of how complex our laws are. (Oh, and let’s not forget to add the law codes of each of the 50 different states, along with all of the different county regulations and city ordinances.)

Incidentally, the collapse of America’s legal system is at the heart of our current crisis. Satan does his work under color of law, but in actuality he seeks to destroy the foundations of law and order. This is how the pattern works:

1. First comes a flurry of man-made laws which overrule biblical law, too complex for anyone to understand.
2. This situation makes the lawyers into a priest class who are the final authority, rather than the law itself.
3. Once the final authority of the law has been destroyed, then comes the tyranny.

In the early days of the American experiment, the Bible was understood to be the law of our land. Laws could only be made concerning issues that were not already addressed in the Bible. There were downturns and revivals among the populace, but the law remained fixed within its biblical framework.

Fast forward 245 years: The courts and the legislatures have grossly violated their social contract and this betrayal has shredded the very fabric of American culture. Legitimate laws that the people voted for are now considered passé and cast aside. Contrariwise, harsh ordinances have been enacted that make Christian charity illegal, much like in our story. For example, in cities across America, feeding homeless people is now outlawed. However, just as in our story, these laws are illegitimate. Any law that contradicts the Bill of Rights is in violation of the US Constitution, and therefore null and void. However, we are well into phase three now so the law has become more or less meaningless. For years now, the law has been selectively enforced, meaning the powers that be are ruling by fiat. For example, the January 6 Capital protesters (who were set up) are reportedly being “tortured” and the Select Committee hatched to investigate the incident is a political sham using the same old worn-out mind control tactics I wrote about years ago in Dragon Slayer Jesus Christ. While ‘protesters’ who loot, burn, and bomb are given a pass, the Capital protesters who took selfies and left the building are regarded as terrorists. What’s more, the courts are intimidated by the mob mentality of the Left. Two out of the three ‘conservatives’ recently appointed to the Supreme Court turned out to be lame ducks who rule against people of faith. And now the DOJ says they are not going to investigate the COVID nursing home murders, but forced vaccinations are legal. How did we get here?

The short answer is, we forgot God. American lawyers and lawmakers used to regard Sir William Blackstone’s Commentaries on the Laws of England to be the gold standard. Blackstone maintained that man’s laws should not be allowed to contradict God’s laws, and if they did they were invalid. For around 160 years, Blackstone’s Commentaries were used by American lawyers, courts, legislators, and law schools to define words and examine procedure. But in the 1930s, Blackstone’s Commentaries, which were based on biblical principles, were discarded as a direct result of the growing popularity of the theory of evolution. The courts began to rely more on case law and less on biblical principles. Law became evolutionary, untethered to any static framework. Now, the law is whatever the powers that be say it is. Policy is regarded as law, while those pesky laws that get in the way of the agenda of the new world order are arbitrarily cast aside. The damage done by the theory of evolution is incalculable, but it did not just crop up and take over our institutions by chance. This was part of a well-crafted plan that has been centuries in the making. For an in-depth analysis of how this all happened, Dave Hunt and others explain in these documentaries:

So to sum up, in our day the law has been contorted and distorted just as much or more so than it was in Jesus’ day, which has led to the unraveling of society. Laws are a good thing for society, provided they are based on God’s law and provided the spirit of the law is upheld, more so than the letter of the law. We have strayed a long long way from that. Thank God we have a blessed hope.

 

Prophecy Update: Last week I took this picture of the moon. Although my phone’s camera resolution is blurry, the color is exactly as I remember it. A few years ago, we had a blood moon tetrad coupled with a solar eclipse, but the ‘blood moons’ did not appear red. The red hue seen below is the result of a metamerism as the fires out west colored the atmosphere. We see through a glass darkly; nevertheless, considering all the extreme weather, dust storms, earthquakes, and volcanic activity we have been witnessing I think God may be trying to tell us something (Joel 2:31; cf Matt 24:50; 25:13; Luke 21:36).

By the way, I don’t think it is a coincidence that these bizarre conditions are happening at the same time they are finally admitting that they are controlling the weather, and just as HAARP is firing back up again. Nearly sixty-five years ago, J Edgar Hoover said that the communist conspiracy was so monstrous that the individual was handicapped by his ability to believe it exists. The same thing could be said today. The new world order is so ubiquitous, so insidious, and so incredibly evil, that the individual is handicapped by his ability to believe things can really be that bad. The Book of Revelation says they can.

The new mantra among the media is that there are new outbreaks among the unvaccinated, which is a 180˚ inversion of reality and the facts. Lawsuits are being filed that reveal the sky-high number of deaths from the shots. New reports are coming out that the mRNA shots cause prion disease and Alzheimer’s. This is exactly what we should expect, given the October 22 guidelines from the FDA warned that the side effects listed below could be expected from the mRNA shots. These side effects were listed in a pdf that has since been scrubbed from the web but is still available on the Internet Wayback Machine.

Guillain-Barré syndrome [CDC recently added this one to their list of adverse effects for the J&J jab.]
Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis
Transverse myelitis
Encephalitis/ myelitis/ encephalomyelitis/ meningoencephalitis/ meningitis/ encepholapathy
Convulsions/seizures
Stroke
Narcolepsy and cataplexy
Anaphylaxis
Acute myocardial infarction
Myocarditis/pericarditis
Autoimmune disease
Deaths [EMPHASIS ADDED]
Pregnancy and birth outcomes
Other acute demyelinating diseases
Non-anaphylactic allergic reactions
Thrombocytopenia
Disseminated intravascular coagulation
Venous thromboembolism
Arthritis and arthralgia/joint pain
Kawasaki disease
Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children
Vaccine enhanced disease

Another possible side effect that should have been added to the list is amputation resulting from complications. More here.

PM Bennett recently announced Israel will be reinstating the ‘green pass’ system to segregate the unvaccinated from society, despite the fact that the program was already tried once but halted at the very same time the jabs were found to cause myocarditis (heart inflammation). Bennett said the unvaccinated are endangering the vaccinated. (Even if that were true, what is the point of the shot then? Isn’t it supposed to protect you?) Maybe Bennett should ask himself why Israel, one of the most vaccinated countries in the world, is suffering new outbreaks (a phenomenon that the CDC is covering up in the US). One Israeli study showed the Pfizer jab (the only shot used in Israel) made people more susceptible to the variant, not less. Another Israel study linked the Pfizer jab to blood clots. But what about raw data. My dad, who was an engineer, used to tell me figures don’t lie but liars figure. Dr Hervé Seligmann, an Israeli scientist who works at the Aix-Marseille University, Marseille, France, performed a mathematical analysis of the available data only to find that the Pfizer jab killed 40x more older people than the virus itself would have, and 260x more young people than the virus itself would have. Dr Seligmann has called the mass vaccinations a “new Holocaust.” (Now would be a good time to remember that J Edgar Hoover quote.) In previous studies, we have discussed how Israel is a microcosm of the world and how what happens to Israel will eventually happen to the rest of the world. It is already starting in the US. In the UK, the pingdemic (you get a message ‘pinged’ to your phone commanding you to stay at home) has put multitudes back in lockdown and caused food shortages. As I said at the beginning of this thing, we are experiencing mass hysteria and there does not seem to be any end to it.

In closing, a short story: A friend of mine who is in the business in Los Angeles once told me what happened to her on 9/11. On that infamous day, she was meeting with some bankers in Switzerland to raise capital for a movie project. When the news broke, the bankers she was meeting with candidly told her that they knew in advance the 9/11 attacks were going to happen; in fact, a lot of people knew about it, they said. They told her that more was coming. When she asked them what she should do they said if possible, she should “buy an island.” That was almost 20 years ago, but it seems that is exactly what some of the elite are doing now. For example, “blue lanes” open the archipelago country of Fiji to billionaires on yachts but it remains closed to normal tourists. An island cannot save you, though. Receive Christ now before it is too late: Father, forgive me. I receive your Son as my personal Saviour; Lord Jesus, please come into my heart. Take control of my life. Thank you for the precious blood you shed for me on Calvary. I pray this in your holy and precious name. Amen.

The good news is that protests against vaccine passports, mandates, and lockdowns have been breaking out all over the world. But let’s not have any illusions. Jesus said, I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work. That night is upon us now. It’s time to prepare to meet our King (Luke 21:36).

John 9:1-12 – The Light of the World Part 2

Dear Friends,

As we continue this week with the eighth day following the Feast of Tabernacles, Jesus, the light of the world, continues to shine the light of his word into the hearts of the people. 

Light our hearts on fire, Father. Burn away any root of bitterness or stony cyst, that we may have pure hearts to see clearly and comprehend all that you have to show us, that we may live it and share it with others. Your word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

John 9:1-12
1 And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth.
2 And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?
3 Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.

The rabbis taught that it was possible to sin within the womb, based on the story of Jacob and Esau (Gen 25). Apparently the disciples had been taught this. The idea of it being the parents’ fault came from Exodus 20:5, which is almost as much of a stretch as their interpretation of Genesis 25. I find it curious that they leapt to these conclusions but ignored what is clearly spelled out in Deuteronomy 28. Blindness was among the many judgments that would befall Israel if they went after other gods (Deut 28:28). Apparently, Deuteronomy 28:28 meant spiritual blindness as well as physical blindness, or else they would have seen their error. Israel did go after other gods and therefore they had to suffer the consequences, but the curses in Deuteronomy 28 were national judgments. All suffering is the result of sin, but not necessarily the personal sin of the individual who is suffering. Only Jesus can break the cycle of sickness and death caused by sin. This cycle started long ago in Genesis 3 and the blame fell squarely on Satan (Gen 3:14).

That being said, it is human nature to see personal misfortunes as punishments from God, even in Christian cultures. This false belief is far more pronounced in pagan cultures. In India, for example, a common Hindu belief is that charity for the poor is wrong because their karma put them in their situation and they deserve it. When I lived in India, I found some shop owners would not sell me food after they found out I was giving it to street kids.

This misunderstanding must be a very serious matter to God because it was the first thing He chose to explain to us. The very first Book the Holy Spirit penned for the canon of Scripture was Job, circa 2000 BC. Imagine the person you love thinking that you hate her or him and that you are purposely trying to cause her or him pain. You would not like that, and neither does God. Job did not experience his misfortunes because he was bad, but because he was good. (Job 1:8) It was not God who tortured Job, but Satan, although God allowed it. Why did He allow it? Satan alleged that Job did not really love God. Imagine someone telling you that your closest ally, the love of your life, does not really love you; their love for you is a ruse and they are only using you for their own personal gain. That is basically what Satan accused Job of (Job 1:10f). God chose not to let that accusation go unanswered. When God is done, there will be no question about his love for us or our love for Him. Job’s suffering (and ours) is insignificant compared to the suffering of our Saviour, not to mention the glory which shall be revealed in us. John 9:3 is a practical example of Romans 8:18.

4 I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.

Jesus says work three times in verse 4, showing how his idea of work and the Pharisees’ idea of work are two different things. The Pharisees were obsessed with works of the law, but Jesus performed works of love (John 1:17). Jesus also makes a reference to the great tribulation period (Matt 24:21), or ‘coming night’.

5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.

While Jesus is away, we are the light of the world (Matt 5:14). Just as the moon reflects the light of the sun, the church reflects the light of Christ. Jesus works through his body, the church, and it up to us to be salt and light. Otherwise, Jesus said we are good for nothing (Matt 5:13).

6 When he had thus spoken, he spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and he anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay,

Making clay on the sabbath was a breach of the legal code the Jewish leaders derived from the Torah. Jesus chose to heal in this manner specifically because it was the sabbath (v 14). As the light of the world, Jesus is lighting our way by teaching about the love of God. God’s love is not about keeping a complex code of dos and don’ts as the Pharisees taught. It is about loving others (Matt 25:40).

Instead of using clean spring water to make the clay, Jesus used his spittle. This reminds me of the love of a mother for her child. The things that a mother will do for her child as she cleans up his waste and his vomit, washes his face with her spit and so forth, may seem disgusting to an outside observer, but because of the close bond between the mother and the child, such things are perfectly normal to them. By anointing the eyes of the blind man with clay made from his spittle, Jesus was showing what J Vernon McGee called ‘the mother love of the Father God’ (cf Matt 23:37). In Mark 8, Jesus healed another blind man with spit only. It was not the clay, or the spit, his garment, or anything else that did the healing, but the faith of the person(s) He healed (Luke 8:48 et al). Jesus healed in many different ways to make this clear. When Jesus healed blind Bartimaeus, He used nothing more than his word and Barimaeus’ faith (Mark 10:52).

7 And said unto him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, (which is by interpretation, Sent.) He went his way therefore, and washed, and came seeing.

Several times in John’s Gospel, Jesus points out that He was sent (v 4 et al), which explains why John translates Siloam for us. Like many other things embedded in the Jewish culture, the pool of Siloam pointed to Jesus. (See notes on John 7:37-53.) The pool of Siloam is one of those biblical sites that skeptics used to claim was a myth. Until it was recently found, that is. For more archeological discoveries that stopped the mouths of the skeptics, I recommend Halley’s Bible Handbook, the old version. After washing in the pool of the Sent One, this man who spent his entire life in darkness sees light for the first time, thanks to the light of the world.

In Luke 13:4, Jesus refers to the tower in Siloam, which fell on eighteen people and killed them. Just like the blind man in our story, Jesus uses the catastrophe of the tower in Siloam to point out that the disaster was not a result of personal sin. Nevertheless, just as the pool of Siloam was a blessing, the tower in Siloam was a curse. Jesus said, And whosoever shall fall on this stone [Jesus] shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder. For a Christian, being broken is a good thing. It is better to come to Jesus and be broken than to reject Him and be ground to powder. Just as sunlight melts ice but hardens clay, the light of Jesus will either soften hearts or harden them, depending on whether one is willing to humble himself and receive Him.

8 ¶ The neighbours therefore, and they which before had seen him that he was blind, said, Is not this he that sat and begged?
9 Some said, This is he: others said, He is like him: but he said, I am he.

Whenever you experience a miracle and tell others, there are always those who will immediately contradict and blaspheme. No, they will say; it was not a miracle. There is a simple explanation for what happened, or in this case, ‘it’s not the same man’. Next week, his parents will confirm that he is indeed he that sat and begged and that he was indeed born blind.

10 Therefore said they unto him, How were thine eyes opened?
11 He answered and said, A man that is called Jesus made clay, and anointed mine eyes, and said unto me, Go to the pool of Siloam, and wash: and I went and washed, and I received sight.
12 Then said they unto him, Where is he? He said, I know not.
John 9:1-12

 

As we have been going through John, we have seen that each of Jesus’ miracles are object lessons. This one is no different. Not only was the clay a teaching tool, but by sending the beggar to wash in the pool of the Sent One, Jesus is teaching us that the washing of water by the word (Eph 5:26) will give us understanding, discernment, and insight. It is one thing to see physically, but to see spiritually, one must bathe in the word:

…..I have seen an end of all perfection: but thy commandment is exceeding broad.
…..O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day.
…..Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies: for they are ever with me.
…..I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies are my meditation.
…..I understand more than the ancients, because I keep thy precepts.
Psalm 119:96-100

If you read the word by faith and pray for the Holy Spirit to give you understanding, God will open your eyes and show you more than you ever imagined (Dan 2:22; 1 Cor 2:10; Pr 25:2; Col 2:3). The opposite is true for those who worship idols:

…..Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men’s hands.
…..They have mouths, but they speak not: eyes have they, but they see not: 
…..[…]
…..They that make them are like unto them; so is every one that trusteth in them.
Psalm 115:4, 5, 8

If you worship the God who sees (Gen 16:13), then you will see too. If you worship a blind idol, then you will be blind too. Now more than ever, we need ‘situational awareness’. That is to say, we need to understand the times we live in and view the events of our day through the lens of Scripture. Only then can we truly ‘see’ what is happening. Just as Jesus gave sight to the blind man who washed in the pool of Siloam, He will give sight to the Christian who washes in the water of the word. Jesus is the light of the world. Only He can light our way. But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day. (Pr 4:18)

…..But as it is written, 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 [cf John 6:63]: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.
1 Corinthians 2:9, 10

 

Prophecy Update: As Ben Stein pointed out earlier this week in his eloquent farewell letter, Goodbye America, the powers that be are doing everything they can to deceive us. In point of fact, understanding of the times is now essentially a matter of life and death. Consider:

1. Dr Kary Mullis, the inventor of PCR test, warned against using it to diagnose an illness. He was also a big critic of Fauci. Dr Mullis ‘coincidentally’ died right before the plandemic began. You can hear Dr Mullis explain the problems with the PCR test and why he hated Fauci in his own words here. Incidentally, Bill Gates and George Soros just teamed up to purchase a $41 million COVID testing company in the UK.

2. Dr Robert Malone, one of the scientists who invented mRNA ‘vaccines’ (more accurately called gene therapy) recently pointed out that the most ‘vaccinated’ countries are the same ones surging with COVID cases.

3. Dr Malone has been a critic of mRNA ‘vaccine’ mandates. They have therefore been quietly removing his presence from the Internet.

4. Multiple videos are circulating on the Internet of people being turned into magnets from the jab. This phenomenon is caused by an adjuvant known as graphene oxide, which aggressively delivers the spike protein to every cell in the body. This toxic substance becomes magnetic when it reaches body temperature.

5. Isolating people with lockdowns is very unhealthy and causes what is known as cabin fever. During the first round of lockdowns, a record number of Americans died of drug overdoses. In the UK, five times the normal amount of children committed suicide. Throughout history, quarantines were only used for the sick.

6. According to a study by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Inc, fewer than 1% of adverse reactions are recorded on the VAERS database. Therefore, the sky-high fatality rate, now over 12,000, is only around 1% (or less) of the actual number. The CDC recently said the spike in deaths recorded in their reporting system is a “mistake” without explanation and proceeded to delete thousands of reported deaths. 

7. People who share their adverse reactions or the loss of their family members on social media are immediately blocked.

8. The truth is that the Wuhan virus is a bioweapon that was created and patented before the plandemic ever began. The jabs are the second phase of this worldwide biological attack, which is in truth part of a depopulation program. The deaths are going to keep skyrocketing, and you can bet the CDC will continue to gaslight us. When it becomes impossible to deny, they will blame it on new ‘variants’, but that will be a lie. Liars lie. Coronaviruses have had variants from time immemorial. It is called the common cold. That is why vaccines won’t work. When I was a kid everyone knew that, but now they just lie. Fauci is lying about not funding gain-of-function research. He has been caught admitting it on video. The shots are killing people and it is going to get a lot worse.

If you see and understand this, then blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear. If you are a Christian and you have already taken the jab, don’t lose hope. It is not the mark of the beast as some have said (although it is definitely another step in that direction). The jab will not cause you to lose your salvation but you might lose your life if you continue with the shots. Look into ways to boost your immune system and detoxify your body. Pray for God to remove what was in the jab from your body and trust the Lord. Above all else, trust the Lord. He is able.

John 8:42-59 – His Name Is I AM

Dear Friends,

To see and examine something with clarity, you must shine a bright light on it. Jesus, the true Light, therefore revealed the true nature of the Sadducees, the scribes, and the Pharisees. They fooled the people (and themselves) with their long robes, enlarged borders (wide trim), broad phylacteries, and their long prayers, but when exposed by the spotlight of the Truth, these things were revealed to be nothing more than props used to deceive. (2 Tim 3:13)

When we left off last week, the confrontation between Jesus and the scribes and Pharisees was getting heated. They brazenly implied that Jesus was conceived out of wedlock, while maintaining that they were sons of Abraham who had God as their Father. The tension that has been simmering ever since Jesus began his public ministry is coming to a full boil.

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

John 8:42-59
42 Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me.

Jesus always makes things so easy. This simple test shows whether somebody really loves the Father in heaven. If they love Jesus, they love the Father.

43 Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word.

From the beginning of his Gospel, John stressed the paramount importance of the Word. Jesus made every attempt to explain the true meaning of the Scriptures to them, but they refused to hear Him. They were wise in their own conceit. Solomon said there is more hope for a fool than for such a person. (Pr 26:12) In order to understand the Bible, you have to read it with an open mind and let God explain it to you through the ministry of the Holy Spirit (John 16:13; 1 John 2:27).

44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

Satan began lying to mankind in Genesis 3. His lies led to the death of the human race. They say two things in life are inevitable, but not quite. Not everyone pays taxes but everyone dies. It is only through faith in Christ that we can be made alive again. (Eph 2:1)

45 And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.
46 Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me?
47 He that is of God heareth God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.
48 Then answered the Jews, and said unto him, Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil?

According to the Jewish Encyclopedia, genealogy records were kept in the Temple. (More here.) The Pharisees had no doubt checked Jesus’ ancestry, as that would have been the simplest way to discredit Him. They knew He was not a Samaritan, but like Jesus said, they were liars.

49 Jesus answered, I have not a devil; but I honour my Father, and ye do dishonour me.
50 And I seek not mine own glory: there is one that seeketh and judgeth.
51 Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death.
52 Then said the Jews unto him, Now we know that thou hast a devil. Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and thou sayest, If a man keep my saying, he shall never taste of death.

The Pharisees rejected the path to life, faith in Jesus’ word. Keeping the word of Jesus is the key to life. While Jesus is the firstborn from the dead (Col 1:18), Satan is the firstborn of the dead (Job 18:13). Satan’s first lie was an attack on the word of God (Gen 3:1-5).

53 Art thou greater than our father Abraham, which is dead? [cf Mark 12:27] and the prophets are dead: whom makest thou thyself?

They repeat it twice, their false assumption that Abraham is dead. All who reject God love death and are obsessed with death. That is why people like horror movies. But Abraham is alive, as is everyone who ever put their faith in Messiah. 

54 Jesus answered, If I honour myself, my honour is nothing: it is my Father that honoureth me; of whom ye say, that he is your God:
55 Yet ye have not known him; but I know him: and if I should say, I know him not, I shall be a liar like unto you: but I know him, and keep his saying.
56 Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad.

Abraham saw Jesus’ day by faith. By faith, Abraham offered Isaac in a figure (Heb 11:17-19) and God provided a ram for a substitute. Abraham prophesied that God would provide Himself as a lamb for a substitute (Gen 22:8), which He did 2000 years later in the death and resurrection of Christ.

57 Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham?

The answer is yes. Jesus saw Abraham in Genesis 14 when He appeared to him as Melchizedek. Melchizedek was none other than the pre-incarnate Christ.

58 Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.
59 Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.
John 8:42-59

 

When the chapter began, they wanted to stone the woman caught in adultery. As the chapter closes, they want to stone Jesus. They have murder in their hearts. We have exactly the same thing happening in the world today. Just as the aristocracy of Israel refused to submit to God’s Messiah, the elite of the new world order likewise refuse to submit to the God of the Bible (Ps 2:3). Just as Jesus charged the elite of his day with being of their father, the devil, for decades, the church, the body of Christ, has been saying that the new world order is of the devil. Just as the temple leadership declared war on Jesus, the new world order has now openly declared war on the church. It’s clear that they have murder in their hearts, and the killing has already begun. Not only with those who receive the shots, but also with those who resist. The three presidents who rejected the shots for their countries are now dead. One of them in particular, President Magufuli of Tanzania, exposed the hoax by sending samples from a goat and a papaya for testing, which of course, tested positive for COVID. Hundreds of churches are being burned across Europe, though it is rarely reported. Everything the church has warned about for decades is transpiring before our very eyes. The new world order is doing everything in their power to inflate the prices of food and energy, ie to collapse the American economy, just as they have in several other countries. I spoke to a rancher this week who explained to me that despite the rise in beef prices, he is losing money. It is the big meatpacking corporations that are reaping the profits and they have a monopoly. Monopolies are supposed to be illegal, but these corporations are being abetted by the government shutting down independent butchers with nonsense regulations. This is only the beginning. It is far worse in other places. Pray for the church in South Africa, in Cuba, and everywhere else where life has become a living hell, all by design. Yes, things look dark, but as Christians, we know what is coming and how the Book ends.

When Moses inquired of God as to who he should say sent him, God said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you. Therefore, when Jesus said I am, the scribes and Pharisees understood that Jesus was claiming to be the same God that delivered them from Egypt. That is why they tried to stone Him. In the time leading up to the Exodus, things looked very dark for Israel. The people continually questioned Moses’ actions. They told Moses that they would be better off to remain slaves to Pharaoh, who was a type of Satan. However, along with the judgment that God was bringing on Egypt, a type of the world, He was preparing a great deliverance for his people. The same is true today. Yes, there are terrible things taking place, but along with God’s judgment on this world, He is also preparing a great deliverance for his people.

In closing, in last week’s passage, Jesus contrasted the difference between the seed of Abraham and the children of Abraham. In this week’s notes, He contrasted the children of the devil (v 44) with the children of God (v 42), but did you know that the Bible says the devil has his own seed (Gen 3:15)? Along with the mighty deliverance that is being prepared for the children of God, there is a strong delusion being prepared for the children of the devil, and Satan is going to use his seed to pull it off:

…..And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay.
Daniel 2:43

The strong delusion Paul speaks of in 2 Thessalonians 2:11 is the luciferian cult of the UFO. Just as the sons of God (fallen angels) mingled with the seed of men in Genesis 6, the same thing takes place in the cult of the UFO. For decades, news reports, media profiles, movies, popular songs, cartoons, books, false prophets, and independent researchers have been promoting the cult of the UFO. The mainstream media has recently joined in, with a plethora of reports paving the way for the strong delusion, ie, the cult of the UFO. The messiah of the new world order will lie and say the church was not really caught up to heaven. He will be a liar and a murderer just like his father, the devil. It is all a big lie. Their spaceships cannot really travel contrary to the laws of physics like they say they can. They do that with holograph technology. Even if they show proof of civilization on the moon or somewhere else in our solar system, it will just mean that the nephalim (Gen 6) have been there waiting to make their move. You have been warned.

 

Prophecy Update Addendum: This week South Africa burned. Businesses and shops shut down over urban riots following the sentencing of former president Zuma. Order is being restored but President Ramaphosa said the unrest was “planned.” There was epic flooding in Germany, as well as Belgium, and the Netherlands. In the US, the Cyber Polygon drills telegraphed a major internet shutdown is coming at a time of the new world order’s choosing. In Cuba, where a bag of rice now costs US $30, but is only available to those fortunate enough to have foreign currency, the Internet has been shut down and government forces have been deployed to stifle dissent. People in Paris are protesting their lockdowns and vaccine passports. No such luck in Los Angeles. All these things are birth pangs, ie sorrows (KJV), (Matt 24:7f). They indicate our King is coming soon.

John 8:12-41 – The Light of the World Part 1

Dear Friends,

This week as John continues with the events that took place on the eighth day (Lev 23:36), let’s be mindful that this day was set aside for a recapitulation of what was taught during the seven-day Feast of Tabernacles. The rest of John 8 takes place in the Court of the Women, where the treasury was located (v 20).Father in heaven, the treasures of your everlasting gospel are beyond description and without equal. Give us understanding as we read your precious word, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

John 8:12-41
12 ¶ Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

Jesus is the light of the world. I wonder if perhaps the sunrise was just beginning to shine on Jesus’ face as He spoke these words (v 2). Surely the light from the 75’ tall oil lamps that were lit during the Feast of Tabernacles was still fresh in the minds of the people. By calling Himself the light of the world Jesus is comparing Himself to the sun, a symbol of Jehovah (Ps 84:11; Mal 4:2). Given that Jesus made this proclamation on the eighth day, is it possible that this is an allusion to the eighth millennium? Then they [will] need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever (Rev 22:5).

This is the second of Jesus’ seven great I AM statements in John’s Gospel:

I am the bread of life
I am the light of the world
I am the door
I am the good shepherd
I am the resurrection and the life
I am the way, the truth, and the life
I am the vine

When Solomon dedicated the temple, the same Shekhinah glory that filled the tabernacle (Ex 40:34) filled the temple (2 Chron 7:1). However, by the time of Herod’s temple, the glory had long since departed (Ez 10:18). The 75’ tall oil lamps in the Court of the Women merely simulated the glory that filled the temple in days gone by, but Jesus’ presence in the temple was an even greater glory than the Shekhinah (Hag 2:9).

13 The Pharisees therefore said unto him, Thou bearest record of thyself; thy record is not true.

Jesus had the witness of John the Baptist, but He does not mention him. He gets right to the heart of the matter with the witness of his Father. (v 18; cf Matt 3:17)

14 Jesus answered and said unto them, Though I bear record of myself, yet my record is true: for I know whence I came, and whither I go; but ye cannot tell whence I come, and whither I go.
15 Ye judge after the flesh; I judge no man.
16 And yet if I judge, my judgment is true: for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me.

The Pharisees judged according to the law, ie after the flesh; In John 5:22, Jesus said the Father hath committed all judgment unto the Son: but not at his first coming. Jesus is reserving judgment for later. Even his condemnations against the Pharisees are more like constructive criticisms than final judgments. He had no other choice because they forced his hand by accusing Him.

17 It is also written in your law, that the testimony of two men is true.
18 I am one that bear witness of myself, and the Father that sent me beareth witness of me.
19 Then said they unto him, Where is thy Father? Jesus answered, Ye neither know me, nor my Father: if ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also.
20 These words spake Jesus in the treasury, as he taught in the temple: and no man laid hands on him; for his hour was not yet come.
21 Then said Jesus again unto them, I go my way, and ye shall seek me, and shall die in your sins: whither I go, ye cannot come.
22 Then said the Jews, Will he kill himself? because he saith, Whither I go, ye cannot come.
23 And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world.
24 I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.

Where all cults fall short is in the gospel truth that Jesus is God. Jesus says you have to believe I am (Ex 3:14; cf v 58), or else you will die in your sins. The ‘he’ is in italics, meaning it was added by the translators to improve the syntax or help reveal other shades of meaning. Jesus was not only calling attention to his divinity as the I am but also as the Messiah: I am he. (1)

25 Then said they unto him, Who art thou? And Jesus saith unto them, Even the same that I said unto you from the beginning.
26 I have many things to say and to judge of you: but he that sent me is true; and I speak to the world those things which I have heard of him.
27 They understood not that he spake to them of the Father.
28 Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up [crucified] the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things.

In other words, when the Father blots out the sun for three hours; when they see the thunder and lightning and feel the earthquake; when the veil in the temple is rent in twain from top to bottom; when the graves are opened and their ancestors roam the city; when Jesus rises again on the third day in fulfillment of the Scriptures; then they will know that Jesus is the Messiah, the I am.

29 And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him.
30 As he spake these words, many believed on him.
31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;
32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

One of the first things I learned about computers was what is know as an ‘if then’ statement, which is a basic coding technique used in BASIC programming. (Yes this was a long time ago.) If a criterion is met, then the computer will execute a specified command. For example, IF y+x=8 THEN PRINT “yes”. You might say verses 31 and 32 contain an ‘if then’ statement. If you continue in Jesus’ word, then you are his disciple indeed, and you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. This immutable principle is forever engraved in Jesus’ sacred word, his divine code of grace and justice. It’s true and it works. Invariably. Eternally. (2) Verse 31 begins with belief, which is the first key. The second key is to continue in Jesus’ word. Some translations say abide, meaning to live in his word. In Chapter 6, Jesus asked the disciples if they would also go away (John 6:67). If you stop reading the Bible, then you are not continuing in his word. In other words, you’re ‘going away’. If that is the case, Jesus is waiting for you to come back (Luke 15:20). The Bible is the journal of record for the person of Jesus Christ. It is his autobiography, co-written through the Holy Ghost. (2 Tim 3:16; 2 Pet 1:21) The Bible chronicles Jesus’ role in the creation of the world, his preincarnate ministry to mankind, his life and times following his Advent, his death and resurrection, his ascension, his second coming, and his future glory as KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS. As believers, it is our privilege to be part of this story, to be fellowheirs and partakers of the promise (Eph 3:6). This is made possible through the part of the story where Jesus gave his undefiled flesh and shed his sinless blood as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all mankind, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. That is the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

33 ¶ They answered him, We be Abraham’s seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free?

Never in bondage? At that very moment they were in bondage to Rome. They had also been in bondage to the Babylonians, the Assyrians, seven other nations in the days of the Judges, and of course, the Egyptians for 400 years. Saying such a thing shows that they were blind guides indeed. (Matt 15:14; 23:16, 24)

34 Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.

Jesus does not mention the Roman garrison that was deployed in Jerusalem; the real issue was that they were slaves to sin. Despite their meticulous attempts to keep the law, Jesus said they strained at gnats and swallowed camels.

35 And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever.
36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.
37 I know that ye are Abraham’s seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you.
38 I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your father.
39 They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham’s children, ye would do the works of Abraham.

It’s true that they were Abraham’s seed (v 33) according to the flesh (Rom 4:1), but to be a true Jew is a matter of the heart, not of the flesh (Rom 2:29). Jesus acknowledges that they are Abraham’s seed (v 37), but being Abraham’s children is a different matter entirely.

40 But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham.
41 Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God.
John 8:12-41

 

The Pharisees are playing by the rules of their father, the father of lies. There had always been whispers about the shotgun wedding between Joseph and Mary and the Pharisees just implied that Jesus is a bastard. That was a serious accusation in those days. The law had strict measures that excluded certain individuals from serving in the temple or being listed in the official temple registry. (Lev 21:17-21; Deut 23:2) Under grace, however, everyone is welcome. (Luke 14:21) Regardless, Jesus is the legitimate Son of God through the Holy Spirit and a legitimate son of Abraham through Mary. The enemy’s MO is always to invert the truth. It was the Pharisees who were illegitimate. Jesus is calling attention to this fact in verse 41 and He is just getting started. He will have more to say on the subject next week.

At the beginning of his Gospel, John said the true Light of Jesus lighteth every man that comes into the world (John 1:9), referring to the first birth. Jesus began the section above by saying if we follow Him, we will have the light of life (v 12), referring to the second birth. If you are only born once, you will have to die twice (Rev 21:8); if you are born twice, you will only have to die once (Rev 20:6).

The darkness Jesus warned of (v 12) seems to be increasing exponentially, while Jesus, the light of the world, shines brighter and brighter. Any photographer can tell you that the darker the negative, the brighter the positive is. The black backdrop of current events therefore makes the light of the gospel that much brighter. Our current state of affairs rivals the situation we had in the sixties with the urban riots and the war in Vietnam, but there is one important detail that needs to be considered when making this comparison. I was recently listening to an old J Vernon McGee sermon from circa 1965, titled The Death Rattle of a Nation. In his message, Dr McGee cited Dr Edward A Strecker who stated “the national sickness in the US is a dangerous increase in emotional immaturity.” Much has been written about how the watershed events of the sixties changed America forever. However, at that time there was a national consciousness concerning the destruction of our civil liberties. Important issues of the day were vigorously debated on college campuses. Free speech was still considered sacred. Freedom of speech and freedom of thought are now banned on college campuses. The “national sickness” of “emotional immaturity” that Dr Strecker observed has snowballed out of control. Meanwhile, travel restrictions like the ones they have in China based on social credit scores are being phased in here in the US. Urban areas are descending into chaos, now that looters have been given the green light to do as they please. Neo-Brownshirt Sturmabteilung squads, aka Antifa, beat and terrorize those who resist the perversion of the new world order. The San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus sings joyfully about how they are corrupting our children. (What started as ‘equal rights’ is now ‘submit to our perversion or be brutally beaten’.) We are only just beginning to see the fallout from the toxic COVID shots as they tell us door-to-door vaccine “strike forces” are coming. HR 666, the “Anti-Racism in Public Health Act of 2021,” and HR 6666, the “COVID–19 Testing, Reaching, And Contacting Everyone (TRACE) Act,” were recently introduced, presumably to mobilize said “strike forces.” (What started as two weeks to ‘flatten the curve’ is now a pseudo-scientific takeover of society.) It is clearer than ever where all this is headed and there is only one way of escape. That way is through faith in Jesus Christ. It is more important than ever that we as Christians let our lights shine. He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him. But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darkness hath blinded his eyes.

In closing, consider the darkness of Jesus’ day. A Roman soldier could nab you at any time and demand you stop whatever it was you were doing to carry his pack for him, up to one mile. Public crucifixions were common. Yet the light of the world offered a way out for any and all who would repent, which simply means to change your mind. The Roman centurion, the woman at the well, the woman caught in adultery, the demoniac, the thief on the cross, Barabbas the murderer, Jesus readily forgave each of these people and died in their places, paying the penalty for their sins. He will forgive you too. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John wrote that the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not, but in Christ we have riches beyond our wildest dreams. Remember who you are: But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:

 

…..Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
…..Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
…..Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
Matthew 5:14-16

 

1 I am confident that Jesus stands behind his word in its entirety, including the words in italics:
2 Some may say that my points here are moot because ‘then’ is in italics in verse 31, and therefore not in the original manuscript. However, Jesus accepted the words in italics, and therefore so do I: 

…..Moreover he said, I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses hid his face; for he was afraid to look upon God.
Exodus 3:6

…..I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.
Matthew 22:32

The next time someone tries to persuade you that you do not have God’s inspired word because it is only a translation, ask him why then did God choose to give us the words of Jesus in Greek? The originals themselves were translations of what was said in the original Aramaic. God created languages (Gen 11:9) and He knows how to use them effectively (Acts 2:7-11).

 

 

John 8:1-11 – Living Water Part 5

Dear Friends,

Chapter 8 of John’s Gospel continues with the eighth day following the Feast of Tabernacles, which is considered a separate holiday. (See last week’s notes.)

Give us understanding Father, as we read your precious word; incomprehensible in its infinite wisdom, unlimited in its unspeakable splendor, beyond priceless in its eternal benefits. May we discern its directives and practice its precepts according to the new covenant of grace. Through the leading of your Holy Spirit, may we discover the deep things of God prepared for those who love You. We ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.

John 8:1-11
1 Jesus went unto the mount of Olives.

At the base of the eastern slope was the garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus often resorted when He was in Jerusalem.

2 And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him; and he sat down, and taught them.

Jesus gets an early start on Shemini Atzeret, the day following the Feast of Tabernacles. (Lev 23:36) He is going to need it because the next two chapters all take place on this day. John 10 will then skip ahead to the feast of dedication, ie Hanukkah. Chapter 11 then fast forwards to the time of Passover, when Jesus will be betrayed to be crucified.

3 And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst,

These scribes and Pharisees are shameless. First of all, they probably entrapped the woman, or else they would have brought the man as well (Deut 22:22). Second of all, they do not stand off to the side and discreetly ask Jesus for his wise counsel. They disrupt his teaching and place the woman right in the midst causing a scene. 

4 They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act.

Third of all, if it was not a setup, what kind of busybodies must they have been to have caught her in the very act? It reminds me of the lady who called the police because her neighbor was exposing himself. When the police said they did not see anything, she said, “Try climbing up on this ladder.”

5 Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou?

The scribes and Pharisees no doubt thought this was checkmate. Little did they know that the same law that condemned the woman condemned them as well.

6 This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not.

In Daniel 5:5, the finger of God wrote a prophetic message on a plaster wall. Exodus 8:19 says the wonders of the Exodus were performed with the finger of God. In Luke 11:20, Jesus said He cast out devils with the finger of God. Deuteronomy 9:10 says the finger of God inscribed the Ten Commandments on two stone tablets. I believe it was these same ten commandments that Jesus wrote on the ground with his finger.

7 So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.
8 And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground.

Verse 2 says Jesus was teaching the people in the temple. Later in verse 20, He is still in the temple. Therefore, the ground that Jesus wrote on with his finger was the stone floor of the temple. Did He use finger paint? Was there dust on the floor? Not likely, I’m sure they kept the temple complex swept clean. Or, did He engrave the stone itself with his finger, just as He did in Deuteronomy 9:10? If He did, that ought to have been enough to stop them in their tracks, but when someone is determined to rebel against God, even supernatural events will not stop them. Supernatural events did not stop Pharaoh in the Exodus. Despite the ten wonders that ultimately took his firstborn son, he relentlessly pursued the Jews with his army. Neither did the supernatural stop Balaam when his ass spoke and tried to reason with him; instead of asking why or how she was talking, Balaam tried to argue with her. (Num 22:29)

The prophet Jeremiah wrote, O LORD, the hope of Israel, all that forsake thee shall be ashamed, and they that depart from me shall be written in the earth, because they have forsaken the LORD, the fountain of living waters (Jer 17:13).

I believe the second time Jesus stooped down, and wrote on the ground He was writing the names of the woman’s accusers next to specific commandments that they were guilty of breaking. According to the law, the witness to the crime was to cast the first stone (Deut 17:7), but Jesus said let he that is without sin cast the first stone.

9 And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out [of the temple] one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.

Like the Pool of Siloam, which was fed by a natural spring, the Holy Spirit is a well of water springing up into everlasting life. [H]is mercy endureth forever … the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.

10 When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee?
11 She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee [Jesus was ‘without sin’. He could have therefore been the one to cast the first stone]: go, and sin no more. [Jesus did not teach antinomianism.]
John 8:1-11

 

Even today, women in Muslim countries are stoned to death for adultery, but Jesus came not into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. John 8:1-11 is beyond any shadow of a doubt one of the most beautiful stories ever told. Yet, the Gnostics of old excised this heroic act of deliverance from their corpora, ie those texts which are held to be the ‘most accurate’ by the scribes and Pharisees of our day. If you have a modern version, you will probably find this story either in brackets or accompanied by a footnote calling its authenticity into question. They thus attempt to take away the word that was sown in [our] hearts (Mark 4:15), the washing of water by the word (Eph 5:26), telling us this story is not in the ‘best manuscripts’.

…..For my people have committed two evils; [1] they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and [2] hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.
Jeremiah 2:13

Likewise, modern-day Sadducees deny that the living water is available to us in the way it was in the first century. (The gift of tongues is oftentimes feigned because of misguided pressure to demonstrate it as ‘proof’ of the Holy Spirit, but Nevertheless, I have been witness to genuine manifestations of this gift and others.) The antidote to the iniquity that abounds, causing the love of many to wax cold, is the living water; the Spirit of God and the word of God working together in the hearts of believers.

Have you been shamed by Pharisees who have attempted to condemn you? Jesus does not condemn you. The glorious good news of the gospel is that we have been set free and we do not have to sin anymore. When Jesus said go, and sin no more, I believe He said it with a smile. The woman calls Jesus Lord, indicating she is now a believer. Once you taste the living water, you are no longer a slave to sin. Satan’s accusations against you are powerless. Although we still stumble at times, forgiveness is only a prayer of faith away (1 John 1:9). Jesus said Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you. Although sin lieth at the door, he has been disarmed. His whip and his shackles have been taken from him. Jesus has the keys of hell and of death. If you continue in the word, you are set free and [i]f the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

In closing, the woman in our story, much like the woman at the well in John 4, found a friend in Jesus at a time when women did not have many friends. I am reminded of the victims of Olympic doctor Larry Nassar, who used his position to sexually assault 150 young women, one of whom took her own life. The victims were given the opportunity to confront Nassar in court. One young lady who seemed to have coped amazingly well, Rachael Denhollander, had this to say to Nassar as part of her statement:

“Should you ever reach the point of truly facing what you have done, the guilt will be crushing. And that is, what makes the gospel of Christ so sweet. Because it extends grace and hope and mercy where none should be found. And it will be there for you. I pray you experience the soul-crushing weight of guilt so you may someday experience true repentance and true forgiveness from God, which you need far more than forgiveness from me — though I extend that to you as well.”

It really is true, to forgive is to set a prisoner free, and then find out the prisoner is you. Rachael Denhollander concluded her remarks by rightly asking the judge to impose the maximum sentence on Nassar. It was undoubtedly her faith in Jesus Christ that gave Rachael Denhollander her confidence, her poise, and victory over her horrible and potentially fatal experience. Whatever trials and tribulations you may face, remember 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.

Father, thank You for the armory that we have available to us through the living water your Son has given us, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

 

Prophecy Update: As we prepare to celebrate Independence Day this Sunday, the nation is being hit with biblical plagues and it is clear that the democratic republic outlined by the founding fathers in the US Constitution is no longer functioning. Not only was the people’s choice stolen from them in the 2020 election, but his term in office was crippled by special counsel Robert Mueller. The central witness Mueller’s kafkaesque investigation into Russian collusion within the Trump Administration was recently sentenced to ten years in prison after pleading guilty to sex crimes involving minors. Yet, the witch hunt continues as the state of New York is going after the Trump real estate empire with fresh charges.

On the world scene, events continue to prove that we are repeating Romans 1:21-32, which documents the decline of Rome, ie the downward spiral of debauchery that led to the end of the Republic. But even Rome paled in comparison to the depravity of the new world order. Their depopulation agenda was laid bare by a recent study indicating that the COVID vaccines terminate 82% of pregnancies in pregnant vaccine recipients. All of this is psychological conditioning leading to the mark of the beast. In his book, Shaping the Future of The Fourth Industrial Revolution, new world order kingpin Klaus Schwab admitted that an implantable microchip is the endgame of the Great Reset.

John 7:37-40 – Living Water Part 4

Dear Friends,

John began his Gospel with special attention given to the days on which events took place. The days in Chapter 1 were listed by order to illustrate the meaning of the marriage celebration on the seventh day, ie the marriage supper of the Lamb at the beginning of the seventh millennium. As we continued through John’s Book, we found more hidden meanings embedded in the timeline of events.

According to the Jewish Encyclopedia, the seventh day of Sukkot is known as Hosha’na Rabbah (“the great Hosha’na”), “the day on which the exclamation “Hosha’na!” (save now!) is often repeated.” It was on this day, the last day, that great day of the feast, that Jesus gave the great invitation in the verses below. 

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

John 7:37-40
37 In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.
38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
39 (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)
40 ¶ Many of the people therefore, when they heard this saying, said, Of a truth this is the Prophet. [Cf Deut 18:15]
John 7:37-40

 

The fact that Jesus chose the seventh day of the feast (Lev 23:34) to invite people to come to Him and drink the living water is therefore emblematic of the quickly approaching seventh millennium when living waters will flow from the temple in Jerusalem. (Ez 47; Zech 14:8) God’s seven thousand year plan was concealed in Genesis 1 and 2, then revealed in 2 Peter 3. Ie, this mystery, contained in the Old Testament, is explained in the New Testament: But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day (cf Ps 90:4). God created the world in six days, then rested on the seventh day, figurative of the seventh millennium of peace.

After every man went to his own house at the end of Chapter 7, Jesus went to the mount of Olives. (John 8:1) The Feast of Tabernacles was officially over. John then picks up on the eighth day, which is considered a separate holiday. (Lev 23:36) According to the Jewish Encyclopedia, the holiday immediately following Sukkot is known as Shemini Atzeret (lit. “Eighth Day of Assembly”) or “the closing festival.” The Jewish Encyclopedia records that the significance of the eighth day is further illustrated by the following rabbinic parable:

“A king gives to a large circle of friends a banquet which lasts seven days. When these have expired he says to his son: ‘During these days of feasting we have had little opportunity of enjoying each other’s company. Tarry [“be kept back” = “he’aẓer”] a day longer, that we may rejoice while holding a simple feast together.’ So God speaks to Israel thus: ‘During the seven days the Sukkot feast with its seventy bullocks for sacrifice was meant for the seventy nations [see Nations and Languages] of the world. Let this eighth day be a simple feast with one bullock and one ram as a sacrifice to express thy unique relation to Me'” (comp. Num. xxix. 35-37).

Therefore, based on traditional interpretations of the Feast of Tabernacles, it could be said that on the seventh day, Jesus was inviting all nations to come to Him and drink the living water. After the Feast of Tabernacles was officially over, John picked up in Chapter 8 on the eighth day. We then have the story of the woman caught in adultery on the day that was set aside to signify Israel’s unique relationship with God. Just as Gomer was a picture of Israel’s unfaithfulness and God’s forgiveness in the Book of Hosea, likewise, the woman caught in adultery is a picture of Israel’s unfaithfulness and God’s forgiveness as well. 

The eighth day not only concluded Sukkot, but the other feasts that preceded it, beginning with Rosh Hashanah. According to Yaakov Zevi Mecklenburg, the eighth day is for “a recapitulation of the message” of the preceding days, to retain the message for the rest of the year. Together with the special meaning of the eighth day for Israel, these traditional interpretations attached to the Shemini Atzeret help to develop latent undertones to Jesus’ messages in chapters 8 and 9. Not only does the woman caught in adultery have special meaning for Israel, but it is also on the eighth day, or closing festival, that Jesus proclaims Himself to be the light of the world, the I AM, and heals the blind man in the waters of the Pool of Siloam (Sent One). These things sum up the messages of the preceding weeks, hopefully to be remembered and put into practice. Jesus is the way. Jesus loves the world. Despite all evidence to the contrary, Jesus will never forsake Israel.

In closing, considering the significance of the day on which the living water was offered — the seventh day, that great day of the feast — we do well to consider that our current position on the calendar places us on the cusp of Messiah’s Second Coming. The deliverance before us, our blessed hope, is offered to both Jew and Gentile, anyone who will come and taste the living water. (Rev 22:17)

In the Song of Solomon, the bride says My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away. … A garden inclosed is my sister, my spouse; a spring shut up, a fountain sealed. … A fountain of gardens, a well of living waters, and streams from Lebanon.

The time is coming soon when our fountain will no longer be sealed. Our well of living waters will fill the earth in that day, when our King comes to take us home.

…..For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.
Revelation 7:17

 

Prophecy Update: News of the highest-level defector in the history of the CCP started percolating on June 4. Last week on Thursday, coffee was served, confirming vice minister of State Security, Dong Jingwei, has turned over terabytes of data related to the COVID pandemic (and other military secrets) to US Intelligence, including but not limited to:

• Names of US citizens who provide intel to China
• Names of Chinese spies working in the US or attending US universities
• Financial records showing US businessmen and public officials who’ve received money from the CCP

The data handed over by Jingwei reportedly contains copies of the hard drive on Hunter Biden’s infamous laptop, corroborating previous stories that the Bidens are both complicit with and compromised by the CCP.

The dragon is mentioned 13 times in the book of Revelation. The dragon is also China’s most well-known historical symbol. I do not think that is a coincidence. Rather, I believe it provides a clue indicating the CCP’s integral involvement with the new world order. On Monday, China took the lead in ordering financial institutions to shut down their crypto-related accounts. The CCP likewise ordered some of the industry’s major crypto-mining firms to cease operations. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies were immediately tamped down, wiping out billions in assets. This is a bellwether of things to come when the new world order transitions to a centralized digital currency. Bitcoin is merely a gateway drug, the juicy worm on the end of the hook preparing the world for the mark of the beast. They can talk all they want to about how ‘impossible’ it is to kill Bitcoin, but when you are not allowed to have a SIM card for your phone without proof of vaccination, which will be required to achieve the social credit score necessary to obtain a green checkmark on your worldwide medical ID, thereby proving you are in compliance with the One World government of the beast and the false prophet, the central banks will have no problem replacing Bitcoin with the currency of the New World Order. By that time, however, the technology necessary for day-to-day living will no longer be in the cellphone; it will be in the right hand or forehead. Incidentally, beauty salons in Dubai are now offering wearable fingernail microchips for contactless payments.

The details of Dong Jingwei and his cooperation with US Intelligence broke over a week ago, but so far we have not seen any news about possible indictments. No big surprise there. In last week’s notes, I linked to an article from 2018 documenting how the so-called Spanish Flu, which was neither Spanish nor flu, originated either wittingly or unwittingly from the proto roots of the new world order. Ie, the Spanish Flu was discovered to be bacterial pneumonia which was spread through a Rockefeller Foundation vaccine tested at Ft Riley, Kansas.

The modern history of pandemics, their causes, coverups, and so-called cures, stinks to high heaven. As more evidence of the COVID conspiracy comes out, my advice is to trust in the natural preventatives that God has given us and prepare to meet our King. In the meantime, we are all going to have to make the best of things. With a color revolution well underway in the US (and many abroad), we must resist the urge to throw our hands up and give up. The smartest man in America is not giving up. In this interview, the person with the highest IQ on record resists the new world order by speaking up about their depopulation agenda.

Election Update: With the Arizona ballot audit about to be wrapped up but already indicating election fraud, other states are also considering ballot audits for the stolen 2020 election. Could this help explain the condo building collapse that took place yesterday in Miami, only a hop, skip, and a jump from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago, Palm Beach, residence? Authorities are calling the collapse a ‘head scratcher’. One witness said the collapse ‘felt like a tornado’, which is odd but may indicate a directed energy weapon attack. No explosions were heard as would be expected with a controlled demolition. Another odd coincidence was a fire that broke out at the site later in the day. A collapse of this sort is unprecedented similar to the Solomon Brothers building collapse that took place on 9/11, even though no plane hit the Solomon Brothers building. (Incidentally, General Flynn mentioned 9/11 when he warned there will be some kind of event before the Arizona audit results are made public. Flynn said “I know they are going to go after him.” [Trump]) I believe the condo collapse is most likely a shot across the bow to Trump; it took place on the very same day that Trump’s lawyer had his license to practice law in New York suspended. Directed energy weapons might also help explain the large numbers of birds that have been dropping out of the sky. The initial ‘working theory’ for the condo collapse is a sinkhole, which sounds plausible, but builders drill down to bedrock to fortify their foundations, and besides that, you can clearly see flat ground intact in the aerial photos. I said it before and I will say it again, the new world order means business.

John 7:37-53 – Living Water Part 3

Dear Friends,

As Jesus has been teaching in the temple against the backdrop of the Feast of Tabernacles, the usual festivities were taking place in the background:

At night, the people would look up at the night sky. The roofs of their sukkahs were made of nothing more than a few palm branches, allowing them to see the stars. As they gazed up at stars, the fathers would tell the children about how their forbearers slept under the stars in their wilderness wanderings, how God provided for them with manna from heaven and clothing that never wore out. The lighting of the four 75’ tall candlesticks, each having four jumbo oil lamps, was accompanied by the blowing of trumpets and acrobatic performances by the temple priests. People carried torches as part of the ceremony and the temple mount was brightly lit. The flames commemorated the pillar of fire that led them in the wilderness. Like many things embedded in Jewish ceremonies, the flames were also symbolic of Jesus, the light of the world. (John 8:12)

In the daytime, there was a ceremonial procession of priests fetching water from the Pool of Siloam (lit Sent—by implication the Sent One) in golden pitchers. The water was poured out on the granite floor of the temple before the altar. This ritual commemorated how God supplied water from the rock in the wilderness. As the water was poured out, splashing on the rock floor, Isaiah 44:3, 4 were read out loud: For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground: I will pour my spirit upon thy seed, and my blessing upon thine offspring: And they shall spring up as among the grass, as willows by the water courses.

All this has been leading up to the moment Jesus, the Sent One, has been waiting for. On the last day, that great day of the feast, the 75’ tall menorahs in the Court of the Women were extinguished. There were no acrobatic performances, no trumpets. There was no water carried from the Pool of the Sent One. All was silent as they again read Isaiah 44:3, 4. A dry pitcher was symbolically poured out as they prayed for the ‘Sent One’ to come. 

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

John 7:37-53
37 In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.
38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.

Haggai prophesied, The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the LORD of hosts: (Haggai 2:9a) This was fulfilled in part the very first time Jesus set foot in the temple, then in greater measure when Jesus cried out for the thirsty to come to Him and drink; the prophecy of Isaiah 44 was fulfilled, as was the prophecy of the Sent One that had been dramatized every year through the ceremony of the water from the Pool of Silom. These prophecies will be completed in full measure in the kingdom age when Jesus is finally worshiped in the Holy of Holies. (Ez 41:22) At this time, the shalom that Haggai 2:9 promises will fill the earth. For now, peace fills the hearts of all those who will come to Jesus and drink the living water. They in turn offer living water to others, as it flows from their innermost being. In the Bible, water is symbolic of both the Holy Spirit and the word of God. (John 7:38-39; Eph 5:26)

39 (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)
40 ¶ Many of the people therefore, when they heard this saying, said, Of a truth this is the Prophet.

[T]he Prophet was to be One like Moses (Deut 18:15), who drew water from the Rock by hitting it. The Rock was a type of Christ (1 Cor 10:4). Moses hit the Rock twice, but God rebuked him because the Rock was only supposed to be hit once. After hitting the Rock the first time, the running (living) water could be drawn from the Rock simply by speaking to the Rock (Num 20:8), or singing to the Rock that followed them as an underground stream (Num 21:17). In other words, that spiritual Rock followed them was the person of the Holy Spirit, the living water.

41 Others said, This is the Christ. But some said, Shall Christ come out of Galilee?
42 Hath not the scripture said, That Christ cometh of the seed of David, and out of the town of Bethlehem, where David was?
43 So there was a division among the people because of him.
44 And some of them would have taken him; but no man laid hands on him.
45 ¶ Then came the officers to the chief priests and Pharisees; and they said unto them, Why have ye not brought him?
46 The officers answered, Never man spake like this man.
47 Then answered them the Pharisees, Are ye also deceived?
48 Have any of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed on him?

This is what is called arguing from authority, which is a form of circular reasoning. ‘We are the Pharisees and we do not believe on Him. Therefore, He must be an imposter’. Yet, the answer to the Pharisees’ question was yes. Nicodemus believed on Jesus.

We see the same thing taking place in our world today. Anthony Fauci has claimed that personal attacks on him are “attacks on science.” Yet, there are other scientists far more qualified than Fauci who have been telling the truth. However in both cases, then and now, the establishment clings to their method of arguing from authority, along with ad hominem attacks as well:

49 But this people who knoweth not the law are cursed.

Of course, the opposite is true. Those who chose to believe on Jesus were blessed. It was the Pharisees who rejected Him that were cursed. The same could be said of Fauci and his supporters. They are cursed. Those of us who trust the leading of the living water and real science are blessed. Given all the information we now have on the origin of COVID, I asked myself if the Spanish Flu, which broke out during WWI, could have possibly been created in a lab. This stunning article from 2018 which is thoroughly documented says yes, and the usual suspects were involved.

50 Nicodemus saith unto them, (he that came to Jesus by night, being one of them,)
51 Doth our law judge any man, before it hear him, and know what he doeth?
52 They answered and said unto him, Art thou also of Galilee? Search, and look: for out of Galilee ariseth no prophet.

Their only attempt at a reasonable argument is patently false, as the prophet Jonah, who Jesus cited as a type of Himself, was from Galilee (2 Kings 14:25).

It is quite likely that Nahum was also from Galilee based on the etymology of Capernaum (Heb: כְּפַר נַחוּם‎, romanized: Kfar Naḥūm, lit  ‘Nahum’s village’).

53 And every man went unto his own house.
John 7:37-53

 

Jesus breathed on his disciples after He rose from the dead and they received the Holy Spirit (John 20:22), but on the Feast of Pentecost the Holy Spirit fell on them and filled them to overflowing. They received spiritual gifts (Rom 12; 1 Cor 12) and were empowered for the work of the ministry. Jesus does not just want us to be sealed with the Holy Spirit; He wants us to be immersed in the living water and so completely filled that He comes flowing out of our innermost being. The glorious good news is all we have to do to receive the Holy Spirit is ask. (Luke 11:13) Yet many Christians resist, and refuse to ask. Like a child who refuses to try pizza because she does not like the way it looks, they will not ask to be filled with the Holy Spirit because they do not like the way it sounds. There is an old saying that ‘the proof of the pudding is in the eating’. The only way to know whether or not the promise is true is to ask and experience it for yourself: O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him. (Ps 34:8) Once you are immersed in the living water, He can then lead you into the more excellent way of 1 Corinthians 13, the way of agape, which is the touchstone of the Holy Spirit. (John 13:35; Gal 5:22; cf Eph 5:9)

The Feast of Tabernacles not only pointed back toward the Exodus, but forward to the millennium. Ezekiel prophesied that a river would flow from the temple in that day, a river that would get deeper and deeper as it flowed from Jerusalem. This river is both literal and figurative, as the good news of the gospel will be ubiquitous in the kingdom age. The gospel will flow out into all the earth. The Holy Spirit will unite people the world over in love, brotherhood, and fellowship with God. And it shall be in that day, that living waters shall go out from Jerusalem; half of them toward the former sea, and half of them toward the hinder sea: in summer and in winter shall it be. And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one LORD, and his name one. … And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles. And it shall be, that whoso will not come up of all the families of the earth unto Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, even upon them shall be no rain. (Zech 14)

As for now, we are still living in the church age. If we are to be overcomers as we await our Lord’s return, we are going have to do it in the power of the Holy Spirit:

But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. … And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness. … And the disciples were filled with joy, and with the Holy Ghost. …There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. … And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. … Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?

 

Father, thank You for the precious blood your Son shed for me on Calvary. Thank You for the living water He offers, so pure and precious, so delightful to the soul. Fill me with your Holy Spirit, that He may transform my wicked heart and mind and make me into a vessel of honor meet for your use; that He may flow from my person and change the hearts of others as well, for your glory, not mine, that You may be glorified. All glory and honor is yours Almighty Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. I pray this in Jesus’ name. Amen.

 

Prophecy Update: One of the greatest achievements of the Trump Administration was the defeat of ISIS and a drawdown of troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, not to mention the multiple peace treaties between Israel and her neighbors. Following the stolen presidential election of 2020, I wrote that we will soon see a return of the failed policies of the Obama Administration. Right on cue, Washington has been busy rebranding Mohammad al Jolani, the founder of al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda, as a legitimate head of state dressed in Western business attire. In Dragon Slayer Jesus Christ, I wrote about how this shell game is played with al-Qaeda, blaming them for terrorism while at the same time using them to fight proxy wars. Now, they are being presented as our new ally, the legitimate government in Syria.

Several weeks ago, I mentioned a Canadian pastor, Artur Pawlowski, who refused to be bullied by unlawful COVID restrictions. Unfortunately, Pastor Pawlowski was subsequently arrested, tortured, and his church was seized. This is the trend in Canada, where pastors Tim Stevens of Fairview Baptist Church in Calgary and James Coates of GraceLife Church near Edmonton have had similar experiences. Meanwhile in America, the creeping liberation theology and Critical Race Theory that has corrupted mainstream Christianity was finally met with some pushback at the annual gathering of the Southern Baptist Convention. This is exactly what I said I was praying for in last week’s prophecy update. The gathering concluded on Wednesday with limited results. This meeting was a sign of the times. Those resisting Marxist preachings are of the bride of Christ; those promoting them are of the emerging one-world church of Revelation 13. As believers, we need to occupy and trust God. (2 Tim 1:7) Pray for pastors everywhere who are being arrested because of COVID policies the war on Christianity.

The bottom line is that the new world order is all in and going for broke. They have drained the water reserves in California to create artificial scarcity. Reporters who tell the truth are not only getting suspended, but killed. The Department of Justice is still holding many of the January 6 protesters in solitary confinement — those who were arrested by illegal means of entrapment after the Feds orchestrated the ‘insurrection’. The new world order means business. Do we? Are we willing to take what Jesus has been telling us about being filled with the Holy Spirit seriously? Jesus is our only hope. If we want Him to help us, we must do as He asks.

John 7:21-36 – Living Water Part 2

Dear Friends,

When we left off last week, Jesus was in the temple responding to the Pharisees. He told them they did not keep the law, striking at the source of their pride. He then asked why they were trying to kill Him. They countered by feigning ignorance and accusing Him of having a devil. Jesus’ accusers remind me a lot of the Pharisees we have today. 1.) Like the Pharisees of old, they adhere to a ridiculous religious code that nobody cares about except them. 2.) They try to impose their code on everyone else and attempt to disenfranchise anyone who refuses to comply. 3.) Their wisdom comes from disobedience (John 5:40; cf Gen 3:5), as opposed to Jesus’ wisdom, which comes from obedience (John 7:17).

Give us understanding, Father, as we continue with this heated exchange, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

John 7:21-36
21 Jesus answered and said unto them, I have done one work, and ye all marvel.
22 Moses therefore gave unto you circumcision; (not because it is of Moses, but of the fathers;) and ye on the sabbath day circumcise a man.
23 If a man on the sabbath day receive circumcision, that the law of Moses should not be broken; are ye angry at me, because I have made a man every whit whole on the sabbath day?

Jesus’ first strategy is always to reason with people, patiently and [i]n meekness instructing those that oppose themselves. It has been said you cannot reason with an unreasonable person, but that is what we are supposed to do as Christians. There is a time to rebuke (2 Tim 4:2), but we should be patient with people and try to reason with them first. Later before Jesus goes to the cross, He will give the Pharisees a scathing rebuke as a last resort. (Matt 23)

I recently read a story about a Jewish doctor who was treating a patient that rolled up his sleeve to show the doctor his big swastika tattoo. He then repeated the doctor’s Jewish name three times. The doctor replied, “Does getting a tattoo hurt? I never learned much about that.” His racist patient chuckled. The doctor continued to see his patient, who eventually overcame his addiction, got a job, and got his life on track. Twelve years later, as the doctor was preparing to relocate, he had his last visit with his patient. He had a big rash on his arm and when the doctor told him they were going to have to treat it, the big tough guy with the swastika tattoo started crying. He said he knew he was going to see him and he was trying to rub it off. Patience and reason do work. Much like Jesus’ brothers who did not believe in Him at first (v 5), many of the Pharisees, like Paul for example, later repented and received Him as their personal Saviour. Acts 6:7 says a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith, which quite likely included Pharisees.

24 Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.

This is why Lady Justice is blindfolded. Just judgment does not look at the appearance of the defendant, only the facts of the case.

25 Then said some of them of Jerusalem, Is not this he, whom they seek to kill?
26 But, lo, he speaketh boldly, and they say nothing unto him. Do the rulers know indeed that this is the very Christ?
27 Howbeit we know this man whence he is: but when Christ cometh, no man knoweth whence he is.
28 Then cried Jesus in the temple as he taught, saying, Ye both know me, and ye know whence I am: and I am not come of myself, but he that sent me is true, whom ye know not.
29 But I know him: for I am from him, and he hath sent me.
30 Then they sought to take him: but no man laid hands on him, because his hour was not yet come.

These references to the prophetic timetable can be found throughout John’s Gospel. Jesus was always mindful of his main objective, his hour. He patiently proceeded to the cross according to schedule. (John 2:4; 7:6, 8, 30; 8:20: 12:23; 13:1; 17:1) We need to be mindful of our hour as well, which can happen at any time. (1 Cor 15:52)

31 And many of the people believed on him, and said, When Christ cometh, will he do more miracles than these which this man hath done?
32 ¶ The Pharisees heard that the people murmured such things concerning him; and the Pharisees and the chief priests sent officers to take him.

The chief priests would have been of the Sadducees. Although the Pharisees and the Sadducees usually opposed one another, they formed an ecumenical movement in order to eliminate Jesus. Some things never change. Religious leaders are doing the same thing in our day. Even secular leaders who oppose each other will form alliances based on nothing more than their rejection of Jesus. (Luke 23:12)

33 Then said Jesus unto them, Yet a little while am I with you, and then I go unto him that sent me.
34 Ye shall seek me, and shall not find me: and where I am, thither ye cannot come.

Jesus is speaking to those who came to arrest Him. He tells them that where He is going they cannot come, but to his followers He said, 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.

35 Then said the Jews among themselves, Whither will he go, that we shall not find him? will he go unto the dispersed among the Gentiles, and teach the Gentiles?
36 What manner of saying is this that he said, Ye shall seek me, and shall not find me: and where I am, thither ye cannot come?
John 7:21-36

 

John 7 contrasts the curse of the law (Gal 3:12) with the cure that Jesus offers, living water. (2 Cor 3:6) In that day, there were many different state-sponsored religions to the East and to the West, each in defiance of the law of Moses. (Ex 20:3) In Israel, even the Jewish religion had been corrupted, making the Mosaic code far more strict than it was originally intended to be. Those who practiced pagan religions scoffed at Israel and her Mosaic law. Little did they know they were condemned by a law which they fashioned unto themselves. (Rom 2:14) What both Jews and Gentiles had in common was adherence to religious systems that could not save them. Fast forward 2000 years: The architects of the new world order understand the power of religion. Since traditional religions have lost much of their power to control people, they have created a new religion of pseudo liberalism. Let’s look at a thumbnail sketch of history and consider how history has been used to bolster this new religion. 

The history of the world is a long story of suffering and oppression for people of virtually every kindred, tribe, and tongue. There were winners and losers, but oftentimes those who appear to be the most unfortunate are in reality the most blessed. Even today, the gospel is received among the poor far more so than it is among the rich. Slaves who lived in the South overwhelmingly believed on the Lord Jesus Christ. Now they are free for all eternity. Their tormentors, on the other hand, are now tormented — Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. Something that is often forgotten these days when the issue of slavery is brought up to bludgeon people with guilt, is all the blood that was spilled fighting to end it. Abraham Lincoln said the Civil War was God’s just recompense for America’s sin of slavery. Many of my ancestors fought on the side of the Union in the Civil War, but that does not matter. The Bible says The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him. (Ez 18:20) In other words, to lay claim to the sacrifices of my ancestors would be tantamount to stolen valor, just as punishing a descendent of a Confederate soldier would be blaming the wrong person. I think the important thing to remember is that it was Christianity that ended slavery. All of the abolitionists were Christians and beyond any shadow of a doubt, God was on the side of the Union in the Civil War. Sometime you might want to review the lyrics to the Battle Hymn of the Republic and compare them to the lyrics of Dixie, the anthem of the South. You can feel the Spirit (living water) in the former. The latter sounds like an advertising jingle. My great great great uncle, Zachariah Chandler, was one of the ‘radical’ senators who fought for the 13th Amendment. Fistfights among congressmen and senators were not unheard of at that time. On one occasion, Uncle Zach was attacked from behind and hit over the head with a pitcher, nearly knocking him out. My point is that it was the living water and those who were willing to fight on his side that changed things. Enlistment in his army is open to everyone, regardless of skin color or gender. Harriet Tubman was a black woman. Zachariah Chandler was a white male. The living water guides anyone who is willing. Conversely, Satan uses religion to trap anyone he can. Much like the ridiculous KKK ‘goblin’, ‘exalted cyclops’, or ‘imperial wizard’ of yesterday, the foolish pseudo liberal of today is snared in a religion of hate, like a fly caught in a spider’s web. (Even peaceful religions keep their followers blinded to their need to receive Christ. Religion is Satan’s masterpiece — mind control par excellence.) While Jesus teaches us to forgive, pseudo liberalism cherishes victimhood like a sacred cow. Forgiveness is forbidden. It has been said that to forgive is to set a prisoner free, and then find out that prisoner was you. An unforgiving spirit, therefore, brings people into slavery. Contrariwise, genuine Christianity has brought about gains for human freedom throughout history through things like the Magna Carta, public education, the Abolition Movement, the Civil Rights Movement, and much, much more.

However, that was then and this is now. The world’s rejection of the gospel of Jesus Christ has reversed the course of human history back toward where we started, toward what Jonathan Cahn called a ‘dark jubilee’. On the jubilee year in Israel, lands were returned to the original owners, and debts were canceled. it was a reset. (Lev 25) A dark jubilee is a different kind of reset.

When Jesus came the first time, Rome was the capital of the world. Her pagan religions kept people in darkness. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them. These words were written in the first century by the apostle Paul to describe Rome. In our day, the world is moving back toward where it was at the time of Christ. A corrupted form of Christianity known as liberation theology, based in Rome, has displaced the gospel. The new religion of pseudo liberalism is ushering in the new world order of the Antichrist. His false prophet will be a Roman. (Dan 9:26) Once again, the Pontifex Maximus will be the most powerful religious figure in the world. This will be a return to where we started, a great reset — a dark jubilee.

If you are gay, you may be thinking that after I began by talking about the living water I slammed you over the head with the law, something a Pharisee would do. Well, actually the passage above from Romans 1 is in the New Testament. God just wants what is best for you. God has far better things for you, beyond your wildest imagination, if you will only surrender and allow Him to take over. Jesus offers living water to those who are in bondage to sin like the woman at the well was, or in bondage to religion like the people in our chapter were. All He asks for in return is repentance, which means a change of mind. In closing, if you truly have been a victim, the solution to your problem is to receive Christ as your personal Saviour. In his kingdom, the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen. 

Above all else, the important thing now is to be ready, to let the living water lead us and prepare us to meet our King. Let us love our enemies, bless those who curse us, do good to those who hate us, and pray for those who despitefully use us and persecute us — and pray always, that [w]e may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man. The time for the great escape is at hand. All are invited. Everyone is welcome. Are you ready?

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

 

COVID Update: Above I provide a link for an anecdote about a Jewish doctor. The story is part of an article about the purge currently taking place in the medical field: What Happens When Doctors Can’t Tell the Truth? by Katie Herzog. I recommend reading it. In The New Civil War Part III, I wrote about how the medical community in Nazi Germany, which began as an ethical network of caregivers, was twisted into a bureaucratic tool that the Nazis used to advance their agenda. The article validates my claims that the same thing is happening here in America, if not the world over. One of the themes I incorporated into Dragon Slayer Jesus Christ was the thesis that WWII never really stopped. The Nazis simply went underground and quietly continued their work. The same spirit we fought against in WWII continued its work to bring about ‘the new world order’, the same term the Nazis used for the Third Reich. Incidentally, the new world order is planning to build 25-30 new maximum-security Level 4 virology labs over the next five years. These labs will be sponsored by China and placed in locations around the globe, including the US. The really bad news is that everything I warned about over a year ago in Coronavirus Part 6 is currently being rolled out in Australia and Germany, with the introduction of government wallets linked to vaccination passports, all leading to a worldwide biometric medial ID, aka the mark of the beast. In Pakistan, they are already denying the privilege of a cell phone to the unvaccinated. The good news is there are still some doctors who tell the truth. Also, more than 45% of the American populace now believe the truth about the origin of the disease. The new world order is inevitable but I am praying for respite. Who knows but what it may please God to turn things around and give us one last revival.

Prophecy Update: The latest cyberattack (part of a wave of cyberattacks which readers of these notes will recall I predicted) has hit the US Congress. Perhaps this latest one will also prove to be a thinly veiled false flag event.

The Senate recently passed sweeping measures to counter China. Other signs of escalation make war look increasingly likely. For the first time ever, last March drones autonomously hunted humans in Libya. This is prophetically significant because, for decades, prophecy teachers have believed that AI will be somehow connected to the beast of Revelation 13. AI-operated hunter-killer drones sound like a possible explanation for the demonic army that John saw in Revelation 9.

When we were going through The Book of Daniel, I cited an article describing a Belgian government website for children ages seven and up with explicit instructions on how to perform oral sex. The article told how parents who complained were accused by the government of “prudishness.” Now in the US, the elite Dalton school where Jeffery Epstein taught has been showing first graders cartoons that encourage them to masturbate and instruct them on how to do so. The school defended their curriculum and said parents who complained “misinterpreted” the content. Grooming children for sexual exploitation is prophetically significant because it is the same sort of thing that brought judgment on Sodom and Gomorrah (Gen 18:20), which Jesus cited as a marker indicating the time of judgment was near. (Luke 17:28-30)

It is always darkest just before dawn. Our blessed hope draws nigh. Meanwhile, we need to keep fighting the good fight. (Mark 13:32)