Friday, 28 June 2013

The Harbinger Revisited

On Coast to Coast:

(Disclaimer: I don't always agree with topics discussed on "Coast to Coast")

In this Coast to Coast broadcast Rabbi Jonathan Cahn discusses the  many coincidences that occured with regards to things surrounding 9/11 events and the judgment he sees coming to America. This broadcast includes some aspects that were not included in his " The Harbinger" movie:

Toward the end of this interview the rabbi answers a few callers questions. He is asked by a caller if America can possibly change the outcome of her coming judgment through prayer. Rabbi Cahn answers with scripture. He hesitates when saying "yes" stating that  we  must pray according to God's will, and prayer might not get a "yes" answer if that would go against His will. However, he adds that prayer CAN change things and reminds us of

2Ch 7:14  If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

but he should have included the first part which gives more specifics:

2Ch 7:13  If I shut up heaven that there be no rain,
 or if I command the locusts to devour the land, 
or if I send pestilence among my people; 

These are: drought; famine; and disease

Saving the country from losing super-power status or wealth and economic stability is not mentioned here in things God would turn around..

Link to previous post which has the free movie "The Harbinger":
 The Warning of the Sycamore Tree

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Ray Comfort on Sabbath Keeping

Is Saturday Sabbath an Obligation?

No, for at least three reasons.

Firstly, after the resurrection of Jesus Christ nowhere in the NT is the early church recorded as affirming the Saturday Sabbath. Quite contrary the early followers of Christ are recorded as gathering on the first day of the week "Sunday."

Secondly, only 9 of the "10 Commandments" are repeated in Scripture after Christ's finished work on cross in Whom we have the ultimate rest, restoration and liberation from sin! Can you take a guess which one is not repeated? Jesus Christ did not do away with the 4th Commandment, rather He is the fulfillment and One we have eternal rest in!

Thirdly, If you only hang onto one of these reasons let it be this one here! Again, if you are ever challenged to "given an answer" remember the following!  Two places in Scripture Paul clearly spelled out that we are not to let anyone judge us regarding Sabbath keeping and let every man be fully convinced in his own mind as to whether we esteem one day above another or all the same (Col. 2:16; Rom. 14:5).

You better memorize those two Scriptures! You will be confronted with this in street evangelism, you will call upon these Scriptures, and you will be happy that you learned them!

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

DOMA Decision

I cannot even begin to express how sickened I feel by the Supreme Court decision on the Defense of Marriage Act. I know I shouldn't be surprised, and yet I still am, and truth be told I am horrified. Dr. James White had a few words to say a few months ago which I find fitting. We are living in perilous times, no doubt about it. I hope and pray that "the church" wakes up. We need to be praying for our nation, praying for repentance and praying for the church to valiantly proclaim the truth in a world that hates the truth.

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Street Preacher -- UK

I love how he is able (only possible by the strength and Spirit of God) to maintain his composure and can continue on speaking the truth. I would have lost my ability to keep a train of thought steady with this kind of interruption and heckling:

Monday, 24 June 2013

Edward Snowden

Ron Paul sounds out about Edward Snowden. I am just an observer. I look on what is happening to this country and ask the Lord for wisdom and prudence and to be an observer of the times, understanding the times in which we live:

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Kirk Cameron

I like Kirk Cameron. I think his heart is in the right place, he wants to share the truth, to tell people about sin, and Jesus, and the Bible, and etc...

and he is bold in standing up for calling sin wrong, and that God hates sin, but that God forgives

but Kirk is a human being, and his focus (I believe) is a bit off...he thinks we can turn things around:

....and indeed the Bible does say

2Ch 7:13  If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people;
2Ch 7:14  If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

...and the Lord saved the Ninevites when they heard the words from Jonah after all, didn't He? Yes, that is true. I don't fault Kirk for desiring that at all, but we need to beware of becoming a theocracy, like that which Constantine and Charlemagne brought about. Perhaps they too had noble things in mind when they set up enforced Christianization, and I tend to think that as a result there were people who did honestly come to Jesus during that time, perhaps even as a result of what Constantine or Charlemagne did, just as perhaps there were Jews who became saved during their tribulations by Nazis. And also we are, as Kirk mentions, at a point where the corruption of our nation may succumb (as history has shown us through this cycle showing up again and again) to a very corrupt and evil tyrant who will inflict persecution so terrible that we will wish that we could have turned it from such an outcome. True. But there will come a time where all of this will culminate into a time of trouble such as the world has never seen, and it will happen, Jesus said so. I personally think to say "Oh God forbid it! Let it not be so!!" would repeat the error of Peter when He told Jesus the same when Jesus warned them of His impending doom (Matthew 16:23)

Our focus is not this world. We are ambassadors of a world that is yet to come. Our focus is Jesus, and what He has done, and that we are not of this world, but are in this world to be that light in a dark place, Jesus said He was eventually going to destroy this one and make a new heaven and new earth because this would ALL pass away.

However, I am glad that Kirk speaks up his mind and tells the truth, albeit imperfectly (and who does it perfectly anyway? I love John MacArthur yet there are points that I disagree with him as well, but I'm glad that he preaches God's word) and all the while, we need to watch and pray, and ourselves speak when the Holy Spirit gives us the utterance, to be salt and light in a dark world, as a testimony to the truth of who we are in Christ, and do it gladly out of our thanksgiving, and do it for His sake.

Saturday, 15 June 2013

John MacArthur on the Papacy

I just finished listening to this series, and, wow. I am amazed and saddened and stupified at what he brings up in this series. One thing that he brings up (in the 8th section) is the authority to open and shut (what the Romish "church" says only the pope can do) is given to all true believers. He also says that the papacy is the biggest hoax ever foisted on mankind. I think so too.

Part one:

Playlist for the entire series:

Friday, 14 June 2013

Compromising with the World

This is a tough subject. We are to be "in the world" yet "not of the world". How does that look in real life?

That is something I have been confronting in the last few months, well, to be honest, I have been confronting it since my Christian conversion back in the 80's, however it seems to be revving up these last few months.

The following video was very helpful for me, in that it brought some of the areas I was still unclear on into greater focus and clarity. Is it our job to be everyone's "friend"? Should we "let our light shine" by just buddying up to everyone regardless of "lifestyle choices", religious affiliations, or heretical teachings? It is true that Jesus will draw His own to Himself and that it "isn't our job" to whack people over the head with our convictions, yet:

  Where do we draw the line?

Something that is striking in this video is the portions where it shows Rick Warren straight out lying about his affiliations and his stance on God, salvation, influence from and/or on other pastors that he doesn't want to reveal any association with, etc, and then I realize that I have also tried to distance myself from such when I am "called out" on something that doesn't quite sit well with how is he any different from myself and my own failings? Am I a "pharisee" when I point out other people's errors? Not if I admit that I have them too, and that it isn't about me, or about Rick Warren (he says it isn't about him; and then goes on and on and on about all the good things he and his wife do), but it IS about the truth, about Jesus, and about telling the Gospel correctly, and the true grace that comes from Jesus, not from ourselves and "our goodness" which is a sham.

Today we see all kinds of things being taught as "The Gospel", and they aren't the Gospel at all. They are all part of the "new world order religion" which embraces everything so that we can all be singing and locking arms together in a world of unity. It is a "social gospel" that isn't the truth at all, but a mixture of religion, philosophy and pop psychology.

Hope you take the full 2 hours to see this, and perhaps you can truly join Jesus, but be ready to be hated by "the world":

Wednesday, 12 June 2013


 Lyn posted a very good analysis on fasting on her Saved by Grace blog. I read the entire article by Gary Gilley. He makes some excellent points about where Pastor Piper goes wrong...but I really hoped he would touch on what Jesus said about demons and "prayer and fasting" but he never mentions it :(

Good article none the less, if we think we are getting direction from the Lord it always, always, ALWAYS needs to be checked with what the Bible actually says (and/or doesn't say), and must humbly turn back to the right way when shown the error of our ways. I hope that Pastor Piper and many of the others mentioned will realize they are holding to (and teaching) falsely and putting God's stamp on it. The most dangerous lies (and of course the devil knows this) are the ones that lead us gradually off course. God won't lose those who are His, but we can go through much unnecessary harm, and also bring harm (possibly prevent others from being saved? Not sure about that, but I personally do think that is possible, God warns us about false teachers, and Jesus tells the Pharisees that they prevent people from entering the kingdom and make them into devils)....So many lies and only one true way, let's be sure we stay on it by God's truth keeping us strong and keeping our feet on the right path:

Link to "Fasting and Direction"

Monday, 3 June 2013

Misplaced Hopes and Expectations

While at work today I continued to think and pray about having my eyes opened to some unattractive traits with a thin veneer of worldly love slapped on top, and my extreme disappointment. To be honest I am guilty of the very same thing (vanity, vanity all is vanity), but difference is I own up to that shortcoming, where others continue to pretend it just isn't true, when in fact the facts do speak for themselves louder than the denials and THAT'S the part I find so disappointing.

All this fake "love" while simultaneously repackaging satanism's "Do what thou will is the whole of the law" ... or the 1960's remake of that maxim "If it feels good, do it" and then putting Jesus "seal of approval" with a hearty "Amen!", instead of owning up and fessing up to the fact that it goes against scripture honestly made me want to throw up.

And yet isn't this what the Bible shows us time and again. This happens over and over. Jeremiah tells the people where they are going wrong, and do they love him for telling them the truth? Of course not. The same can be said for Elijah, who ran away because Jezebel tried to have him killed, and because he had so many enemies Elijah felt he couldn't live within the general population anymore, so he hid in a cave. Then the Lord showed him there were 700 faithful left that hadn't bowed the knee to Baal (falseness). 700, that isn't very many really...I think there had to be millions Israelites by that time...but it is more than he thought there were because he thought he was the last and only honest person left in Israel.

I noticed JRed (Look Up Fellowship) went through something similar recently with some who were very close to him turning against him wanting  vanity over and above honesty in true humility. Instead  these false friends wanted the "fake religiosity" and "fake love" that we see everywhere these days.

But we are told about these things and the falling away of the church, and here it is. So instead of being upset by it (which is a sin, because it again shows my lack of faith in what God is doing, revealing that He already knew this would happen and told us way ahead of time about it) I need to rejoice because it means the "man of sin" will soon be revealed, then the mark of the beast, and the worst plagues this world has yet experienced will happen....which means the Lord's returning is very soon indeed. The recent tornadoes and earthquakes won't hold a candle to what is yet to come. We will see huge fiery hail stones come down on the earth, and the animals and fish are already dying in record numbers like we are told about in the book of Revelation.

 Soon there will be Christians tortured and killed in the greatest numbers the earth has ever experienced. It will make the German holocaust look like a Girlscouts campout in comparison. But Jesus won't leave us through all of that. He will sustain that part of us that will be reclaimed by Him, this flesh is going to die anyway so no loss there. Rejoice because all these things serve to reveal that His coming is even at the door! There are just a few more years of peril to go through, and then we will witness first hand His coming in power and great glory! So instead of allowing my flesh to get the best of me in the things I find disappointing, I need to place my misdirected hopes and expectations back where they need to remain; on Jesus.

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Preparing for the Coming Storm

Incredibly, this sermon was given last November by Pastor Dykstra. I know many (maybe all?) will avoid listening to what Pastor Dykstra says here. So telling of the times we are living in. He tells of the signs of the times, and how most people today, just like in the days that Jesus walked on earth, people refuse to see the signs of the times. They can see the truth about coming weather conditions, but they have no clue about what God is saying with it. (Luke 12:54-59)

Luk 12:54  And he said also to the people, When ye see a cloud rise out of the west, straightway ye say, There cometh a shower; and so it is.
Luk 12:55  And when ye see the south wind blow, ye say, There will be heat; and it cometh to pass.
Luk 12:56  Ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky and of the earth;
but how is it that ye do not discern this time?
Luk 12:57  Yea, and why even of yourselves judge ye not what is right?
Luk 12:58  When thou goest with thine adversary to the magistrate, as thou art in the way, give diligence that thou mayest be delivered from him; lest he hale thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and the officer cast thee into prison.
Luk 12:59  I tell thee, thou shalt not depart thence, till thou hast paid the very last mite.

Maybe I'm wrong...maybe those who see this post will want to hear what the word of God says in this matter, will want to hear what Pastor Dykstra sees in the word of God and His warnings to us...I hope I am this point I am grieved by what I am witnessing, truly grieved.

Love and The Flesh

Something I have been running into head on lately. Does God love the way we love (or think we love?)

Does God seek our approval in how He directs His punishments or rewards?

Has He given us to know what are the things we are going to see in the times of the end and the judgments to come? Are those judgments unjustified and hateful?

According to many (even those calling themselves Christians, time will tell the truth about that, eh?) God wouldn't hurt a flea let alone send judgment and punishment, but that all things go on as they always have before. Is that what the Bible says?

2Pe 3:3  Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,
2Pe 3:4  And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.

Incredibly I see it happening, sadly... not wanting to discern the times, not wanting to warn others because it will make them seem "unloving" by the world, not wanting to talk about repentance and forgiveness in the context of the fact that sin is abhorrent and shameful and disgusting and vile. "Live and let live" which was a form of the saying from satanism's "Do what thou will" has now taken vast hold of the "church" (visible, not the true remnant, God will expose the truth to His own and keep them from this great evil that is sweeping throughout the earth). And then the "yes-men" (and women) who parrot "amen!" as if that will put God's seal of approval on something He doesn't approve at all.

What are we to warn the wicked of? Nothing? That is what today's "church" teaches. Live and let live, don't judge. But the Bible says we are to judge but to make righteous judgments, to get the log out of our own eye first so we can then see clearly to get the log out of someone else's eye. Instead today's "righteous" say, leave everyone's logs alone, we want our logs to stay right where they are, so that the blind can lead the blind, and so what if everyone falls into a ditch? God will eventually get us out. Sigh.

And so creation waxes worse and worse, and the salt has lost it's savour, so it will be cast out and trampled underfoot, just as Jesus has said it would be.

2Ti 3:12  Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
2Ti 3:13  But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.
2Ti 3:14  But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;
2Ti 3:15  And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

Why am I surprised? God told us it would happen, so why am I surprised? Because the flesh in me also doesn't want to believe the truth of it...and yet, here it is.

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Being Faithful Today

Wow, this was posted on my friend Lyn's Blog, and it resonates, hard to find such solid teaching today that cuts to the heart, and is a message that is much needed for our healing today. If we do not feel sorrow when we see these things all around us, if we do not feel compassion and a desire to pull a few out of the fire from these things, or to warn anyone and everyone possible of the progression of this condition, the blight, in our land, it makes me sad that the church has become that luke-warm and uncaring, and only concerned about self instead of wanting to sound the alarm.

I hope anyone who stumbles onto my little blog will take the time to listen to the warning, hear what the Spirit says, and carry the message to a nation that is in it's death throws:

Sermon on Romans 1:28-32

The pastor mentions that today we cannot be a faithful Christian without being called "hateful" or "homophobe" or "ignorant" (I forget the exact labels he gives that we get labeled, but you get the idea). How true. We would much rather be called "loving" and "everyone's friend" etc, because then we can "feel good about ourselves"... but is that what Jesus called us to? Didn't He say that we would be hated, and that people would want to kill us and think they were doing a good thing for God?

We need to sound the alarm, send that life preserver out to anyone who might be listening.

Eze 3:17  Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me.
Eze 3:18  When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand.
Eze 3:19  Yet if thou warn the wicked, and he turn not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.
Eze 3:20  Again, When a righteous man doth turn from his righteousness, and commit iniquity, and I lay a stumblingblock before him, he shall die: because thou hast not given him warning, he shall die in his sin, and his righteousness which he hath done shall not be remembered; but his blood will I require at thine hand.
Eze 3:21  Nevertheless if thou warn the righteous man, that the righteous sin not, and he doth not sin, he shall surely live, because he is warned; also thou hast delivered thy soul. 


Col 1:28  Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:
Col 1:29  Whereunto I also labour, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily.

Is it a sin to want only to accept praise and not want to "make waves"? To isolate ourselves and pretend that "he is not my brother, God will do what He will" and wash our hands of it, and pretend it doesn't touch us?  I pray that the Lord will strengthen us each one to the task of praising the Lord in the midst of adversity, speaking of His healing and cleansing blood, in a violent and ugly world that is bent on destruction. Let us not remain quiet and seemingly approve of the things that should have us say something, anything, that will warn, convict, bring godly sorrow. Otherwise our hands will have the blood on them of those who could have been warned by us.

Rom 1:32  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.

I have been guilty of joking about things that shouldn't be joked about, things that are shameful, that should bring sorrow, not joking. I pray for the strength and wisdom to not only not joke about such things, but to speak up about what is right, and what is wrong, and to hold high the standard so others see the light, not keep His light covered, so that my own light of "self-righteousness" (and receive people's approval, but not God's approval)  seems brighter to others. I pray this for others as well. May the Lord shine His light through us even if (and especially when) it makes us look unpleasant in the eyes of others. Speak the truth, in love, out of concern for a lost and dying world who hate what is true.

 The truth reveals our stubborn vanity which is our desire to do only what is pleasing to our flesh, and will gain us man's approval and false "love". Let us seek to do what God wills to the denying of our flesh. Let your light shine before men so that men will praise God, not you or me or our "goodness", which is nothing, it is false, it is a facade. Only God's goodness counts. His goodness cleanses and heals a lost and dying world to the forgiveness of sins. This world will pass away. He will save a few out of it. Let us rejoice if we ourselves might have been used by a holy God to cause even one to repent and turn from the evil of this world. I pray in Jesus name, and for HIS sake, amen.