Monday, April 17, 2017

The Hard Rain

I woke up early this morning to hear to the sound of a rainstorm pounding the roof. It takes a lot to wake me up so this was LOUD. This thought came to me: The blood of Christ cleanses our souls from unrighteousness like the hard rain.

Do What's Right, No Matter What Authorities Say

Here is a moral dilemma: If an authority figure tells you to do something wrong or evil, should you do it?

This question could apply to civil or military authorities as well as religious, academic and commercial authorities.

The Scriptures say the answer is no, we must not do anything evil, even if an authority tells us to. We must do what is right.

As governments increasingly align to the New World Order agenda during the end times, we will face more severe pressures. Authorities may order police or military to confiscate property or use violence unjustly against fellow citizens. Will police and military do what's right or enforce the tyranny? Authorities may force mandatory vaccines that will harm or disable us. Will you let them do that to you and your family? They may demand people relocate to concentration camps under the pretext of providing food, shelter and safety, but it will be a ruse. These will be labor and death camps. Ultimately governments will demand people take the mark of the beast under penalty of starvation, torture and death. Anyone who takes the mark can never be redeemed and will spend eternity in the lake of fire, according to the Book of Revelation.

We have to make up our minds now to be courageous and not yield to the pressures to do wrong, even if it comes from authorities, whether governmental, religious or societal.

 The prophet Isaiah stated plainly the standard of conduct God requires:

"Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean;
Remove the evil of your deeds from My sight.
Cease to do evil,
Learn to do good;
Seek justice,
Reprove the ruthless,
Defend the orphan,
Plead for the widow."
 - Isaiah 1:16-17, NASB

Say yes to good and no to evil. Assist the helpless and downtrodden. Stand up against ruthless abusers.

The prophet Micah said it this way:

"He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?" - Micah 6:8, NKJV

Submit only to doing good

Let's begin the primary Bible passage about submission to authority:

"Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same. For he is God’s minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil. Therefore you must be subject, not only because of wrath but also for conscience’ sake. For because of this you also pay taxes, for they are God’s ministers attending continually to this very thing. Render therefore to all their due: taxes to whom taxes are due, customs to whom customs, fear to whom fear, honor to whom honor." - Romans 13:1-4, NKJV

Romans 13 encourages us to be good citizens and follow laws and customs. However, it is clearly a submission in the context of doing good: "Do what is good." When governing authorities demand we do evil, THIS PASSAGE DOES NOT APPLY.

Some people believe that submitting to authority means we do anything they say. No, the injunction to do good and not evil comes first. When we all stand before the judgment seat of the Almighty, He will not accept "the government told me to" or "the church told me to" as an excuse for doing evil. We are all individually accountable to discern and carry out what is right.

Midwives disobey Pharaoh

Let's look at the account of the Hebrew midwives in the book of Exodus. Keep in mind that Pharaoh is the king. He is the head government "authority." The Hebrew people are his subjects: 

"Then the king of Egypt said to the Hebrew midwives, one of whom was named Shiphrah and the other Puah, "When you help the Hebrew women give birth, observe them as they deliver. If the child is a son, kill him, but if it’s a daughter, she may live." The Hebrew midwives, however, feared God and did not do as the king of Egypt had told them; they let the boys live. So the king of Egypt summoned the midwives and asked them, "Why have you done this and let the boys live?" The midwives said to Pharaoh, "The Hebrew women are not like the Egyptian women, for they are vigorous and give birth before a midwife can get to them." So God was good to the midwives, and the people multiplied and became very numerous. Since the midwives feared God, He gave them families." - Exodus 1:15-21

Pharaoh began to fear the Hebrew people because they became so numerous and strong. He was concerned they might one day rebel against his kingdom, so he decided to persecute them with slavery and infanticide. He ordered the Hebrew midwives to kill any sons born among their people.

However, the midwives refused to obey the command. When confronted, they told Pharaoh the Hebrew women bore children before they could arrive. This wasn't really true - it was a cover story. God was pleased with the midwives' faithfulness and rewarded them with families or, as some translations put it, "households." According to Jewish sages, this meant not only that they received husbands and children, but that their families became great in the nation of Israel. God blessed them greatly for their good deeds.

What is the lesson we can draw from this passage? When confronted with an evil law or command from those in authority, do not carry it out. Disobedience and maybe even a little wiliness are in order.

Some may object: Aren't we supposed to submit to authority? Aren't we supposed to tell the truth? Yes, that's the rule. But there are exceptions to rules and this passage in Exodus describes one. God expects us to exercise discernment and make righteous choices, not unthinkingly follow "rules" and "authorities."

Rahab hides the Israelite spies

Here is another insightful passage in Scripture:

"Joshua son of Nun secretly sent two men as spies from the Acacia Grove, saying, 'Go and scout the land, especially Jericho.' So they left, and they came to the house of a woman, a prostitute named Rahab, and stayed there. The king of Jericho was told, 'Look, some of the Israelite men have come here tonight to investigate the land.' Then the king of Jericho sent word to Rahab and said, 'Bring out the men who came to you and entered your house, for they came to investigate the entire land.' But the woman had taken the two men and hidden them. So she said, 'Yes, the men did come to me, but I didn’t know where they were from. At nightfall, when the gate was about to close, the men went out, and I don’t know where they were going. Chase after them quickly, and you can catch up with them!' But she had taken them up to the roof and hidden them among the stalks of flax that she had arranged on the roof. The men pursued them along the road to the fords of the Jordan, and as soon as they left to pursue them, the gate was shut. Before the men fell asleep, she went up on the roof and said to them, 'I know that the Lord has given you this land and that the terror of you has fallen on us, and everyone who lives in the land is panicking because of you. For we have heard how the Lord dried up the waters of the Red Sea before you when you came out of Egypt, and what you did to Sihon and Og, the two Amorite kings you completely destroyed across the Jordan. When we heard this, we lost heart, and everyone’s courage failed because of you, for the Lord your God is God in heaven above and on earth below. Now please swear to me by the Lord that you will also show kindness to my family, because I showed kindness to you. Give me a sure sign that you will spare the lives of my father, mother, brothers, sisters, and all who belong to them, and save us from death.' The men answered her, 'We will give our lives for yours. If you don’t report our mission, we will show kindness and faithfulness to you when the Lord gives us the land.' Then she let them down by a rope through the window, since she lived in a house that was built into the wall of the city. 'Go to the hill country so that the men pursuing you won’t find you,' she said to them. 'Hide yourselves there for three days until they return; afterward, go on your way.' The men said to her, 'We will be free from this oath you made us swear, unless, when we enter the land, you tie this scarlet cord to the window through which you let us down. Bring your father, mother, brothers, and all your father’s family into your house. If anyone goes out the doors of your house, his blood will be on his own head, and we will be innocent. But if anyone with you in the house should be harmed, his blood will be on our heads. And if you report our mission, we are free from the oath you made us swear.' 'Let it be as you say,' she replied, and she sent them away. After they had gone, she tied the scarlet cord to the window."
- Joshua 2:1-21, Holman Bible

Joshua sent two spies to investigate the land God had promised to Israel. The spies stayed at Rahab the harlot's house in Jericho. When the king of Jericho demanded she bring out the spies, Rahab hid them and misdirected the authorities. She understood God was with Israel and her city would eventually fall to them. So Rahab made a deal with the spies to protect her and her family.

Here again is someone defying authorities and being canny and guileful, which is portrayed in the word of God as a great act of faith. So much so that Rahab's story is enshrined in the Hebrews faith hall of fame:

"By faith the walls of Jericho fell down after being encircled by the Israelites for seven days. By faith Rahab the prostitute received the spies in peace and didn’t perish with those who disobeyed." - Hebrews 11:30-31

Not only did Rahab become an honorary citizen of Israel, but it appears she also became part of the Messiah's ancestry:

"Salmon fathered Boaz by Rahab, Boaz fathered Obed by Ruth, Obed fathered Jesse..." - Matthew 1:5

Is your head spinning now? Many think that walking with God means following a simple, black-and-white set of rules, but it's more than that. It's walking with God by faith, hearing his voice and following him. God wants us to understand the situation and times we are in and discern what his will and purposes are. Rahab understood she was living in a nation under judgment and that God was with the nation of Israel. She elected to join God's movement, in spite of her own people and nation. That was an enormous act of courage and faith.

By contrast, the Pharisees and Sadducees of Jesus time did not understand they were living in the time of the Messiah and missed it completely. They rejected Jesus, labeled him a heretic and consigned him to death.

Do you understand the times we live in now? I cannot emphasize enough how important that is.

David flees from King Saul

In 1 Samuel we read the story of King Saul and his successor King David. Saul did not fully trust and obey the Lord and lost his throne, while David was a man after God's own heart. There came a time when God anointed David as the next king, but Saul was still on the throne for many years before passing away. In those intervening years, King Saul constantly tried to kill David. He hated David because he knew God was with him and would eventually inherit the throne.

Though Saul was king and still the "governing authority," David fled and would not let Saul kill him. David was constantly on the run. Twice Saul tried to impale him with a spear, but David dodged it. Saul marched his army around the country to find and kill David. With the Lord's help, David was always one step ahead.

Here is my point: Just because the government wants to kill or imprison you doesn't necessarily mean you should let them. There is a time coming when this will be a clear threat especially for true Christians. It already is in many countries around the world.

Saul's servants refuse to slay the priests

1 Samuel 21 and 22 tell the story of David seeking help from the priest Ahimelech in the town of Nob. David pretended to be on a mission for King Saul, when actually he was fleeing from Saul. Ahimelech gave David food and Goliath's old sword.

When Saul learned of it, he was furious and summoned Ahimelech and all his father's household. He accused Ahimelech of giving aid to a traitor and ordered his guards to kill the priests.

"But the king’s servants would not lift a hand to execute the priests of the Lord." - 1 Samuel 22:17

In other words, they feared the Lord and refused to carry out an unjust order. For those in military, police and other enforcement agencies, please keep this example in mind.

Instead, Saul ordered Doeg the Edomite, who was not a Hebrew, to do it. Doeg slaughtered the whole town. For those of you aware of foreign troops stationed in the US, note the pattern here.

Apostles refuse to stop preaching about Jesus Christ

In Acts 5, the apostles in Jerusalem were preaching and performing miracles and more and more people became believers. This made the religious leaders jealous, so they arrested the apostles and put them in jail. An angel of the Lord opened the door during the night, let them out and told them to go preach again in the temple complex. When they were spotted preaching, the temple police brought them in before the Sanhedrin, Jerusalem's council of judges and religious leaders. The high priest reprimanded the apostles and reminded them of the Sanhedrin's order to stop preaching about Jesus.

"But Peter and the apostles replied, 'We must obey God rather than men.'" - Acts 5:29

And that's the bottom line. We obey God rather than men. If the laws and commands of men conflict with God, we submit to God instead. 


I hope these Scriptures challenge everyone to go deeper in understanding what it means to walk with God by faith. As we move into the end times and the world system becomes darker and more sinister, conventional wisdom and conventional ways of operating will no longer apply. Following authority figures without question or adhering to a simplistic set of rules could get you and others harmed, killed or worse. Anyone who buckles to the pressure from government and society to receive the mark of the beast will lose their soul for eternity (more on this topic in a future article):

"And a third angel followed them and spoke with a loud voice: 'If anyone worships the beast and his image and receives a mark on his forehead or on his hand, he will also drink the wine of God’s wrath, which is mixed full strength in the cup of His anger. He will be tormented with fire and sulfur in the sight of the holy angels and in the sight of the Lamb, and the smoke of their torment will go up forever and ever. There is no rest day or night for those who worship the beast and his image, or anyone who receives the mark of his name. This demands the perseverance of the saints, who keep God’s commands and their faith in Jesus.'" - Revelation 14:9-12

I'm not saying people should not follow the rules. I am saying the rules are perhaps bigger than you think they are. It's important to read Bible cover to cover and receive the whole counsel of God. We are going to have to live more by faith - by a direct connection to God through the Holy Spirit. He is faithful to lead us!

Friday, April 14, 2017

War Pigs

"Generals gathered in their masses,
Just like witches at black masses
Evil minds that plot destruction,
Sorcerer of death's construction
In the fields the bodies burning,
As the war machine keeps turning
Death and hatred to mankind,
Poisoning their brainwashed minds
Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role for the poor, yeah
Time will tell on their power minds,
Making war just for fun
Treating people just like pawns in chess,
Wait 'till their judgement day comes, yeah
Now in darkness world stops turning,
Ashes where the bodies burning
No more War Pigs have the power,
Hand of God has struck the hour
Day of judgement, God is calling
On their knees the war pigs crawling,
Begging mercies for their sins
Satan, laughing, spreads his wings"
 - "War Pigs" by Black Sabbath, released in 1970

I don't listen to heavy metal music, but for some reason the song "War Pigs" came to mind tonight as I was thinking about America's current situation.

Did you know 84% of Republicans supported President Trump's airstrike against Syria, according to a CBS poll? Since three-quarters of Republicans identify as Christian, this means right-leaning Christians overwhelmingly supported it. In spite of it being unconstitutional for a president to make an act of war without Congress' approval. In spite of the chemical gas attack almost certainly being a false flag. President Assad had absolutely no reason to do it, and Assad isn't that bad of a guy as far as Middle East dictators go. Christian Syrians support him because he protects them! A chemical gas attack was the same gimmick pulled four years ago under Obama when he wanted to attack Syria, but Congressional Republicans wouldn't give approval. Listen to this MIT professor describe how the evidence presented by the White House for the alleged gas attack doesn't even pass the "laugh test":

What is really going? Globalists want to topple Syria because it's part of their agenda for dominating the Middle East. They want to ensure oil and gas pipelines to Europe for client states that support the petrodollar (Saudi, Gulf Arabs states), while denying pipelines to Iran who aligns with Russia and has been selling oil for gold instead of US dollars. President Assad also aligns with Iran and Russia, which is why the Western globalists want him out. This is about money and power, not children in getting hurt in a gas attack.

It grieves me and boggles the mind that a pagan heavy metal band demonstrated more insight into war and judgment than I see among the Christians who support needless foreign bloodshed. Do we think it pleases God that this country for decades has operated a globalist-run war machine inflicting death and destruction on the world? Or that we will not have to pay a price for it?

No, He is not pleased and America is in trouble. I'll explain a basis from Scripture for why and how the Lord will judge the nation. It is part of the covenant God declared to Noah and all mankind after the Great Flood - the primary standard for divine judgment in this age:

"Whoever sheds man’s blood, his blood will be shed by man, for God made man in His image." – Genesis 9:6

The Day’s of Noah before the flood were exceedingly violent, especially because of the Nephilim, and it grieved the Lord. Therefore God established a standard to keep violence in check by exacting a penalty for those who engage in it unjustly: Blood for blood and life for life. It doesn’t always come right away, but it does come.

America has killed an estimated 20 to 30 million people around the world by wars and conflicts since World War II – Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, etc., plus maybe 10 times that in injured, harmed or impoverished. Most or all of these were globalist wars of conquest. These were sold to the American public as wars against communism or terrorism or evil dictators, and justified based on false flag events or false narratives. The Gulf of Tonkin incident used to justify invading Vietnam was a false flag. Even Secretary of Defense McNamara basically admitted so in an interview later in life. 9/11 was a false flag used to justify multiple wars and take away civil liberties at home. There was a third building in the World Trade Center complex, the 50-story Building 7, that fell that day but was not even hit by a plane! 

Thank God He opened my eyes to see this. Now I understand there were people all along who revealed the truth about what was happening. But the nation as a whole did not receive their messages and repent.

The 60 million or so abortions since Roe v. Wade are also part of America's death count.

This will be the standard for dispensing judgment against Babylon / America:

"For her sins are piled up to heaven, and God has remembered her crimes. Pay her back the way she also paid, and double it according to her works. In the cup in which she mixed, mix a double portion for her." - Revelation 18:5-6

In other words, America will receive double what she has dished out. Add up the numbers above, double it and you begin to see the scale of what is coming.

"How the hammer of the whole earth is cut down and smashed! What a horror Babylon has become among the nations!" - Jeremiah 50:23, Holman Bible

Hammer of the earth, indeed. This is America.

It's hard to get one's mind around this. But let us remember that mercy triumphs over judgment. I believe many will be brought into the kingdom of heaven during the days ahead. That’s what gives me hope in all this. I feel that’s why I’m here, and to look out for my own family.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

We Should Get Our News Analysis from Jesus

After President Trump's recent attack on Syria, some alternative media personalities and some Christians are waking up to the fact that Trump is following a globalist neocon agenda, just like Presidents Bush and Obama before him. The chemical gas attack on civilians that the US government attributed to Syrian President Bashar Assad was almost certainly a false flag. Assad was on the verge of signing a peace treaty to settle things down in Syria. There is no reason why he would provoke international outrage and give the US an excuse to attack by gassing his own citizens. If you recall a few years ago, there was a gas attack in Syria (almost certainly a false flag by the CIA and the Saudis) and Obama wanted to bomb Syria, but Congressional Republicans would not support it. This time President Trump did not seek Congressional approval and unilaterally ordered a missile attack. This after he previously criticized President Obama for wanting to attack Syria:

"We should stay the hell out of Syria, the "rebels" are just as bad as the current regime. WHAT WILL WE GET FOR OUR LIVES AND $ BILLIONS?ZERO" - Donald Trump on Twitter

Trump campaigned as an anti-interventionist, pledging to focus on rebuilding America instead of costly military interventions. Now he's attacking Syria and rattling sabers with Russia, North Korea and China. I previously chronicled Trump's deception and bad faith on "repealing" Obamacare - see Obamacare, the New World Order and the Mark of the Beast - Part I. Trump campaigned on putting Hillary Clinton in jail, but after his election said the Clintons were "good people." He appointed a Goldman Sachs globalist bankster as Treasury Secretary. And so on and so forth.

Jesus said you will know people by their fruits:

"Beware of false prophets who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravaging wolves. You’ll recognize them by their fruit. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes or figs from thistles? In the same way, every good tree produces good fruit, but a bad tree produces bad fruit. A good tree can’t produce bad fruit; neither can a bad tree produce good fruit. Every tree that doesn’t produce good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. So you’ll recognize them by their fruit." - Matthew 7:16-20, Holman Bible

Trump is producing bad fruit because he is a bad tree. Trump is a con put up by the globalist elite to fool conservatives and nationalists - and especially Christians - so that when everything falls apart on his watch, they get the blame. He was always working for the globalists.

I was not fooled by Trump because I asked the Lord what he is about. The Lord answered and said Trump was a deception, so I believed it. It was that simple. I'm not boasting. I didn't see through Trump because I'm smarter. I listened to the Holy Spirit. Elsewhere on this blog I shared some of the things the Lord showed me about Trump and Obama.

Yet after that revelation, I watched most Christians and almost everyone in the alternative media go bonkers for Trump. It was Trump mania. Trump this, Trump that. When I spoke against Trump, I was generally ignored or criticized.

Ask the Lord for Discernment

My point is that we should get our news analysis from Jesus. Ask the Lord to help us discern the times. Don't depend on the media or politicians or government propaganda because this is the age of DECEPTION. When asked by his disciples about the end of the age, Jesus began:

"See to it that no one misleads you." – Matthew 24:4, NASB

Two or three more times in the following passage, Jesus warned about being misled and deceived. "For false Christs and false prophets will arise and will show great signs and wonders, so as to mislead, if possible, even the elect."

THE END TIMES ARE THE AGE OF DECEPTION! We have to guard against deceptions because falling for them is costly. People can lose their eternal souls. Lives can be cut short. It can affect the soundness of our faith, testimony, mission and rewards in heaven.

To guard against deception, we first have to make sure our hearts are yielded to the Lord. If we are not yielded, it is easy for Satan to mislead us with tricks and wiles that tickle our ears. When asking God for wisdom, we have to be willing to hear the answer even if it goes against what we want or how we think things should be. I've been guilty of doing that. There were times when I didn't hear the Lord's answer because it wasn't what I thought it should be.

Be Careful with the Media

If you are watching or listening to mainstream media, turn it off. Every time you tune in, you are subjecting your mind to Satanic brainwashing propaganda. Realize that the Democratic vs Republican political drama is completely fake. It's a distraction to keep you from seeing the truth. Politicians lie and government bureaucrats lie, knowingly or unknowingly.

Jesus said we should be shrewd as serpents and innocent as doves. This means worldly-wise, not gullible or naive, while walking in God's righteousness.

The alternative and Christian media is a mixed bag. There is truth and some deception, so use discernment. The Trump con is a great example of alternative media failure. With few exceptions, the alternative media personalities were all aboard the Trump train. Now some are waking up and saying, "Oh, I think Trump got co-opted."  Co-opted? You mean the guy who bravely and brashly stood up against the political and media establishment somehow got tricked into following a globalist agenda as president? No, I don't think so.

Many in the alternative media are sincere and I do appreciate their work. But I need to warn you about Alex Jones and Infowars. His support for Trump was so ridiculously fawning and over the top. Jones is too smart and awake to fall for that, so I believe he was doing it on purpose. He also avoids critical issues that are sensitive for the globalists, like the pervasive satanism and child pedophilia among the elite (Pizzagate), mind control programs, the Vatican and Jesuit influence, and aliens and fallen angel technology, and exposing false flag operations like Sandy Hook. This tells me Alex Jones is controlled opposition. His role is to make people think they are awake while keeping them from really opening their eyes. It's is another level of deception.

Beware of false prophecies too. Please take prophecies to the Lord for confirmation and make sure they are from him. For instance, the prophecies about Trump being God's man to restore America were not from God.

Which brings me back to my main point: We have to listen to the Lord Jesus and get our understanding of the times from him. The deceptions will only become more deceitful from here! There will be a fake Jesus that looks and feels 99.9% like the real one, but it will be a fallen angel or demonic being. Can you tell the difference? Only if you are listening to the voice of the Holy Spirit.