Category Archives: God’s Adversaries

The Names You Never Hear

Why is it socially unacceptable to respectfully say the names Jesus or Yahweh in public conversation?  There are 2 main reasons:

1.  Christianity is an exclusive religion

2.  Five thousand years of Satanic programming of mankind’s culture and institutions

Watch this short video to learn more, including how to break free of the pervasive, Satanic world system programming.

No Compromise!

God said, “I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock. All the nations will gather against it to try to move it, but they will only hurt themselves.”  (Zechariah 12:3)

On 19 December 2017, America stood alone in support of Jerusalem being recognized as Israel’s capital city.

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America stands alone in support of Israel, 12/19/17

Her courageous stand reminds me of this 1978 Christian album cover:

No Compromise Album Cover

But, according to Zechariah 12:3 (above) all nations will be gathered against Jerusalem in the end time.  America won’t be an exception–there won’t be any nations that support Israel. Therefore, if President Trump continues to support Jerusalem as Israel’s capital (which is the right thing to do) one of two things must happen:

  1. A future American government will stop its support and join other nations gathering against Jerusalem, or
  2. America’s power will be neutralized so that it’s not a significant factor in world affairs.

While America supports Jerusalem today, the Bible foretells the USA will not be Israel’s end-time savior and protector. Only God Himself will fulfill that role. Jesus will Himself deliver Jerusalem, slaughtering all the nations’ armies that gather against her, and then Jesus will establish His eternal throne over all the nations of the earth, ruling from Jerusalem. (Isaiah 63, Revelation 19:13, Jeremiah 31:17)

While I expect America’s stand concerning Jerusalem will cost the USA dearly, I’m proud of the stand we’re taking and I’d rather be on the God of Israel’s side than fighting against Him.

You’re not alone if you’re on God’s side. No Compromise!

The Heavenly Council – Unseen Hands Controlling World Events

Central Planning

Who is controlling world events?

Violent world events are not random, but they’re intentionally planned and executed by a common group. For example, these events all accomplished centrally-planned results:

  • 9/11
  • Boston marathon bombing
  • The ongoing Muslim refugee invasion of Europe and other Western countries
  • The destruction of a Russian airliner over Sinai
  • The terrorist massacre of 150+ people in Paris

Yesterday’s terrorist attacks in Paris were engineered to occur just before a G20 Leaders’ Summit that starts tomorrow in Turkey. The Paris terrorist attacks will now dominate the G20 Leaders’ agenda.

But, for centralized planning to be true, the planners would have to have the intelligence, influence, and power to plan and implement such things on a global scale. Who can do that?

  • Even if I believed Bush and Cheney (or somebody else) were evil
    9/11
    9/11

    enough to engineer the 9/11 attack, as some conspiracy theorists propose, that wouldn’t explain who’s planning and executing events now, long after their retirement.

  • I doubt whether presidents Obama, Putin, and Hollande are all evil enough to plan and execute recent terrorist attacks against their own people.
  • It would be stupid for ISIS or Al Qaeda to poke a stick in the bear’s eye by blowing up a Russian civilian airliner, or to kill dozens of innocent Frenchmen at random.

Rulers and Authorities

So, who’s behind all these events? The Bible teaches:

“Our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” (Ephesians 6:12)

These rulers and authorities (or ‘principalities and powers’ in the King James version) are the unseen brains and hands who control critical world events.

Since almost everyone is ignorant about this topic (including most Christians) here are other Bible verses to verify the reality and continued existence of spiritual rulers and authorities, according to the Bible:

  • Hebrew Bible references: These are the ‘sons of god’ or ‘gods’ referred to in dozens of places, including: Gen 6:2,4; Job 1:6, 2:1, 38:7; Dt 32:8-9, 43, and Psalm 82.
  • New Testament references: Besides Ephesians 6:12, others include Eph 6:12, Col 1:16, 2:15, Rom 8:38, Eph 1:21, 3:10, Tit 3:1, 1 Cor 15:24.

The Heavenly Council

There is solid evidence in the Hebrew Bible for a 3-tiered heavenly council. Yahweh is the Supreme authority over a divine bureaucracy that includes a second tier called the ‘sons of God’ (beneh elim). These sons of God are never referred to as angels (mal’akhim) in the Hebrew Bible, as that term denotes the third tier.[1]

The ‘spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms’ are fallen spiritual beings with delegated authority over God’s creation. They began ruling the earth in an eon before Adam (2 Peter 3:5-6) and they will continue to rule until Michael the Archangel casts them down to earth, after the overcomers defeat them “by the blood of the Lamb, the word of their testimony, and they love not their souls unto death.” (Rev 12:7-11)

What is their goal?

To vindicate themselves, the fallen rulers and authorities need to prove that it’s impossible to live in righteousness and peace in the physical world. This is why they promote sin and violence among mankind.

But the resurrected Jesus Christ makes it possible for anyone to live in righteousness and peace, if a person will simply turn away from sin and follow His life-giving Spirit daily.

To achieve their goal, the fallen rulers and authorities will do everything possible to tempt Christ’s disciples into sin, and if that fails, to eradicate them from the earth.

But, the Book of Revelation tells us that God’s overcomers will be victorious over the fallen rulers; their testimony of righteousness and peace will result in judgement against the rulers and authorities, who will be cast down from heaven to earth, to die like men.

I explain these concepts in detail in my free book The Overcomers Role in the Apocalypse available on this website.

How do they control human world events?

Most people think heaven is full of clouds and angels, loved ones playing harps, etc., but the truth is that the heavenly realm is in conflict right now. There is conflict between celestial beings who follow God (i.e., Michael and Gabriel) and those who obstinately continue in rebellion (i.e., Baal and Molech), yet they’re all still members of the heavenly council, or council of heaven, who present themselves before the Lord, as in the Book of Job, chapter one.

The decrees of the council of heaven are the decrees of God. The Israelite conception of the divine council included deliberation and opposition, yet the will of God was ultimately done. For example, 1 Kings 22:19-23 tells us how the heavenly council works.

God had decided that Ahab should die in battle by going up to Ramoth-Gilead, and the council considered various ways to entice him to go there. Many ideas were considered before one of council suggests becoming a lying spirit in the mouths of all Ahab’s prophets. God approved this plan and said it will succeed.

From this example we learn some facts that some may have trouble swallowing:

  • God declared His objective in a matter and then allowed the heavenly council to determine how it could be accomplished.
  • God approved one of their ideas, which the sons of God then implemented, resulting in humans making choices that fulfilled God’s will.
  • The plan involved lying. God didn’t suggest the idea, or predestine it, but He did allow it, and then a fallen son of God implemented it through affecting the choices of prophets and the king who listened to them.
  • Today the heavenly council is still devising and implementing schemes to cause men to do the heavenly council’s will. Terrorist acts, false flag and black swan events, etc., are all being engineered to achieve their goal of implementing an anti-God world government and religion. They’re guiding the minds and actions of humans through pride, greed, ignorance, fanaticism, and lust for power. And God is allowing it.
  • Why does God allow such terrible things? All of this is in accordance with God’s ‘eternal’ plan and purpose—to make known to these rulers and authorities in heaven the wisdom of God through the Body of Christ. (Eph 3:10). How?
    • Just as Satan challenged God to test Job, the heavenly council challenges God to test the Church. The anti-Christ government will overcome the saints (Daniel 7:21), but the Overcomers will prevail.
    • Just as God permitted Job to be tested, for the last 2000 years He permits the heavenly council to test the Church, to prove whether the Church will stand in faith, or follow the world into suicidal destruction.

A Great Shaking is Coming

Many faithful disciples are foretelling the great shaking that’s coming.

  • God said, “Once more, I will shake not only the earth, but also the heavens. The words ‘once more’ indicate the removing of what can be shaken—that is, created things—so that what cannot be shaken may remain. Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our God is a consuming fire.” Heb 12:26-29
  • A great falling away is now occurring in the visible Church, as the bigstockphoto_Staircase_To_Heaven__5078152masses follow the broad, seeker-friendly way to destruction. But a spiritual awakening is beginning in the true Church, among those who won’t settle for less than the narrow, hard way of truth that leads to life.
    • From AD 33 until 1900 there were 14,000,000 Christian martyrs. But since 1900 there have been 26,000,000 martyrs[2]. The books of Daniel and Revelation tell us this trend will only increase as the rulers and authorities wage all-out war against the saints.
    • God is allowing this because the apocalyptic events of the end time is the catalyst required to bring His disciples to develop into maturity, unto the fullness of the stature of Christ.
    • End time events also provide the stage for the testimony of faithful witnesses in the Court of Heaven. The testimony of the martyrs will defeat the fallen ruler and authorities in the Heavenly Court, and vindicate God’s wisdom and faith in them. They’ll prevail “by the blood of the Lamb, the word of their testimony, and because they won’t love their souls unto death.”

The Sons of God

In the past, the rulers and authorities were called the sons of God.Overcomer

But now, and in the future, those who are faithful to God are the true sons of God who will rule and reign with Christ in God’s kingdom on earth during the coming Millennium, and then afterward throughout the entire universe.

[1] http://www.thedivinecouncil.com/DivineCouncilLBD.pdf page 4

[2] http://www.jmm.org.au/articles/2904.htm

The Coming One World Religion

Godly Unity is Good

Psalm 133:1 says, “How good and how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity!”

It is good and pleasant for born-again brethren to dwell in unity—a unity centered on their shared faith in God and obedience to His Word.

Satanic Unity is Bad

One-World-Religion

But, instead of this holy kind of unity, Satan and the fallen celestial rulers of the present wicked age are building a mechanical, counterfeit religious unity, a one world religion, based in their shared rebellion and lawlessness toward God and his Word.

The current Roman Catholic pope, who the prophecy of Malachy predicts will be the last pope before Rome is destroyed, is aggressively promoting such a mechanical unity between the world’s three major monotheistic religions—Jewish, Christian, and Muslim. Here are a few recent news articles supporting this premise:

Roman Catholics with Jews the pope meets with Jewish leaders to discuss a United Nations of Religions.

Protestants ‘Churches’ merging with Roman Catholics Prominent Pastor Rick Warren promotes Protestant/Catholic unity.

Roman Catholics with Orthodox the pope builds bridges with Orthodox leadership.

Roman Catholics with Muslims the pope prays in a Mosque with Muslim leaders.

United Nations Interfaith Harmony Week is held every February. It’s a way to promote harmony between all people regardless of their faith.

The Apostasy is Happening Now

The Bible teaches that this effort will succeed, and it will result in “the apostasy” predicted in 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4:

Let no one in any way deceive you, for it will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, who opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, displaying himself as being God.

Notice that it’s not an apostasy, but the original Greek text explicitly uses the definite article “the,”  labeling it the apostasy. It’s the greatest apostasy in world history.

The apostasy is commonly referred to as ‘the Great Falling Away’ from the true faith. So, what is it?

For centuries, the majority of ‘Christian’ Catholic and Protestant believers have been on varying degrees of descent into complete apostasy. They’re ignorant of God’s Biblical commands and calendar, following the world’s traditions and calendar instead. For example, they celebrate Ash Wednesday and Lent, and take their children on Easter egg hunts instead of celebrating the perpetual, Biblically-mandated  feasts of Passover, First-fruits, and Unleavened Bread.  They also ignore the autumn feasts of Trumpets, Atonement, and Tabernacles, which are soon to be fulfilled; substituting Halloween harvest festivals, Thanksgiving, and Christmas in their place.

In these last days, the apostasy will increase, as the majority of churches reject obedience to God’s Word. In its place, they’ll follow this world’s religious leaders (i.e., Rick Warren, Kenneth Copeland, the Pope, Dalai Lama, etc.) in accepting a mishmash of humanistic, man-made religious doctrines that Jews, Muslims, and ‘Christians’ can all agree on.

False Shepherds and Hirelings

The ‘Christian’ church in 2014 is ripe for the great apostasy… the Old Testament has been discarded, and uncomfortable passages in the New Testament are never preached. Instead, masses of pew-warming believers gather in an auditorium 1 hour a week where false shepherds religiously ‘process’ them. Their processing formula goes like this:

  1. Entertain them with an upbeat musical “worship package.” The last song should evoke strong emotion.
  2. Fleece the sheep (harvest their money) before the musically-induced emotion fades.
  3. Feed them a feel-good, seeker-friendly message for not more than 30 minutes.
  4. Encourage them to bring their friends next week, so that they can feel good too.
  5. Send them home with false assurance that anything they do is OK because it’s all covered by God’s grace.

The pecking order for false shepherds’ prestige is always governed by their relative number of weekly attendees and offerings. Whenever two of these hirelings meet, they’ll inevitably compare their congregations’ attendance and offering numbers, and their respective ranks in the relationship are automatically determined by these numbers.

In contrast, when Jesus taught His followers that He was the Bread of Life, most of His followers left Him.  So, a Godly minister’s only metric of success is whether the Living God’s will is being done, whether or not it’s popular.

Topics like the Feasts of Israel, the 4th Commandment, the blood of Jesus, repentance, discipleship, obedience to God’s Word, persecution, sacrificial suffering, martyrdom, prophecy, God’s judgment, the Antichrist, Armageddon, and God’s expectation of our practical holiness are generally avoided by the vast majority of today’s ‘Christian’ leaders.

As a result of these false shepherds, 99.999% of the people who attend today’s Catholic and Protestant churches are ignorant of what the Bible actually teaches about these things.

Jesus said, “Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. “For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it.” (Matthew 7:13 NASB)

So, if you’re in the Christian mainstream, chances are you’re not going through the small gate on the narrow way that leads to life.

To the false shepherds, who are ‘Pied Pipers’ on the broad way to destruction, the prophet Hosea’s words still apply:

“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being my priest. Since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.” (Hosea 4:6)

The result of this ignorance is pervasive lawlessness in the church.

Biblical Lawlessness

Biblical lawlessness is simply not following God’s commandments completely.  For example, in his war against the Amalekites in 1 Samuel 15, King Saul did 99.9% of what God commanded him to do, but he didn’t completely obey God. As a result, God rejected him as king over Israel. In this well-known passage,

“Samuel said,
“Has the LORD as much delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices
As in obeying the voice of the LORD?
Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice,
And to heed than the fat of rams.

 “For rebellion is as the sin of divination, and insubordination is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the LORD, He has also rejected you from being king.”

Then Saul said to Samuel, “I have sinned; I have indeed transgressed the command of the LORD and your words, because I feared the people and listened to their voice. “Now therefore, please pardon my sin and return with me, that I may worship the LORD.”

But Samuel said to Saul, “I will not return with you; for you have rejected the word of the LORD, and the LORD has rejected you from being king over Israel.

As Samuel turned to go, Saul seized the edge of his robe, and it tore. So Samuel said to him, “The LORD has torn the kingdom of Israel from you today and has given it to your neighbor, who is better than you.”

Likewise, because of their lawlessness and disregard for obeying God’s Word, many of today’s Christians will be surprised when they’re rejected from entering the kingdom of heaven…

Jesus said, “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter.  “Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’  “And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; Depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness.’ (Matthew 7:21-23, NASB)

Persecution is Coming

The Purpose

A great shaking and sifting is coming to the Church. It will reveal God’s true disciples…

“I will shake all the nations; and they will come with the wealth of all nations, and I will fill this house with glory,’ says the LORD of hosts.” (Haggai 2:7)

They will fill God’s temple with the glory of their redemption–which God accomplished in them through Christ Jesus.

“For it is time for judgment to begin with the household of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God?
 (1 Peter 4:17)

God will first judge His Church, and then He will judge the nations. When He judges the Church, only faithful, obedient disciples will remain standing in His presence. When He judges the nations, nobody will be able to stand.

True Christians, who obey the Bible, will soon be persecuted as mentally ill, violent extremists, terrorists, bigots, etc. Indeed, the foundation for this persecution has already been laid.

Political: “The Obama administration, including the military over which President Obama presides as commander-in-chief, is engaging in a pattern of behavior targeting traditional Christian believers and their groups as extremists and mocking their beliefs.” (Frontpagemag.com)

Religious: From the Catholic News Service on 6/25/14:
1. Pope Francis described as “dangerous” the temptation to believe that one can have “a personal, direct, immediate relationship with Jesus Christ without communion with and the mediation of the (Roman Catholic) church.”

  1. In the hyperlinked article below, Pope Francis and retired Israeli president Shimon Peres are working to create a “United Nations of Religions,” but ‘fundamentalist’ believers won’t be welcome.

“There is one type of Christian that Pope Francis does not have anything positive to say about. Pope Francis says that there is not any room for “fundamentalism” in Christianity… Following his first visit to the Middle East as pope last month, the pontiff criticized fundamentalism in Christianity, Islam and Judaism as a form of violence.

“A fundamentalist group, even if it kills no one, even it strikes no one, is violent. The mental structure of fundamentalism is violence in the name of God.”

http://www.infowars.com/pope-francis-and-shimon-peres-discuss-the-establishment-of-a-united-nations-of-religions/

What Should You Do?

To avoid being deceived into falling into the great apostasy of the coming one-world religion, I suggest we all need to:

  1. Sincerely ask God to forgive you of your sins. Turn from your sinful nature and ask Jesus to lead you into a life of obedience and holiness, according to God’s word.
  2. Study the entire Word of God, so you won’t be ignorantly deceived and swept away in the apostasy now sweeping the religions of the earth.
  3. Fellowship together with other sincere, obedient disciples of Jesus. If your church is following the ‘religious process’ formula above, immediately start searching for another congregation that teaches and expects you to follow the whole Word of God.
  4. Mentally and spiritually prepare to be persecuted for your faith in God and obedience to His Word.

It is a trustworthy statement:

For if we died with Him, we will also live with Him; If we endure, we will also reign with Him; If we deny Him, He also will deny us; (2 Timothy 2:11-12)