Today’s Devotional – June 21st (How To Spend My Retirement Years)

By admin On June 21st, 2022

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Today’s Devotional – June 21st

 

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How To Spend My Retirement Years

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Many people in their 50’s and 60’s are getting ready for retirement. And many of these are trying to decide just how will they spend those years. “Shall I take up golfing, or maybe fishing, or some other hobby?”

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Others are considering finding some minor occupation. Maybe becoming a gardener or a big-box-store greeter. Just some little job merely to keep one’s self busy!

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Many have saved enough money over the years to travel. And there are countless wonderful places to visit, enough to keep traveling for years!

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Still others plan to spend their remaining years with family and friends.

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And then there are those who plan to become snow-birds, going down south during the winter months, and then going back north for the summer months.https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gardening.jpg

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And then there are others who simply want to putter around the house, doing various little projects and perhaps watch some TV and go to a movie or restaurant several times a week.

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Now these are just some of the typical ways that people wish to spend their declining years.

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Fly fishing on the South Santiam – cropped – Wikipedia –  Creative Commons – CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication.

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NO CONSIDERATION FOR ETERNITY

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So, what do all these scenarios seem to have in common? What bottom line do they all seem to share? Just what fatal flaw is there, here?

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You see, all these various retirement plans seem to have one common denominator. They all appear to be based on the idea that there is no eternal life. They all are seemingly in denial that there is a Heavenly battle to win, and a Hell to shun.

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Oh no, to work at a job, if it is to meet one’s basic needs is absolutely necessary! Or to take the spouse on a vacation from time to time can be refreshing, if done in moderation. Or to have a little hobby on the side can be rewarding, as long as it doesn’t become an all-consuming lust.

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But to immerse oneself in such a leisurely lifestyle, while this world is in the midst of the great heated battle for the souls of all Mankind!? Does that make sense!?

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Now of course, the people of the world don’t believe that such a spiritual battle is going on. And so, why not spend one’s last few years on earth, trying to find and enjoy life’s last pleasures? That only makes sense for unbelievers!

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But such faithless lifestyles have nothing to do with biblical Christianity!

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PAUL’S RETIREMENT PLAN

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Listen to the Apostle, Paul… “For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:” 2nd Timothy 4:6-9

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Does this declaration by Paul sound as though he was looking forward to a nice long and relaxing retirement? 

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Can you imagine Paul moving to a retirement golf resort for aging evangelists? Can you just picture Paul and Peter and John as a threesome, playing eighteen holes? Well, why not? Because everybody knows what these three men were all about! Everybody knows that these three men had no other desire than to run the Christian Race, and fight that Good Christian Fight, and win that Heavenly prize! 

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Decapitación of Paul – by Simonet – 1887 – cropped – wikipedia – US public domain

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PAUL, PETER AND JOHN

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No, these three men each worked tirelessly to consecrate their lives in such a way, that the world might see Jesus in them!

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These three men each knew the importance of redeeming the timhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Caravaggio_-_Martirio_di_San_Pietro.jpge they had yet remaining here on earth. And these three men strove to preach the Gospel to any and every last person who had ears to hear!

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Yes, Paul, Peter and John knew the importance and value of eternal life. They knew that this present life is merely as a tiny “vapor, which appears for a moment and then vanishes away”! (James 4:14)

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If they were looking for any sort of leisurely retirement, it would have to be beyond the grave!

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But while they had any breath in them in this life, it would be used to preach the Gospel to whoever would listen!

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Paul the Apostle – Cropped – Artist-Valentin de Boulogne or Nicolas Tournier- circa 1500s

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I PRESS TOWARD THE MARK FOR THE PRIZE!

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And none of these three men counted themselves to have “already attained, either were http://lavistachurchofchrist.org/Pictures/The%20Early%20Church%20Artwork/target8.htmlalready made perfect”. Philippians 3:12

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No, each of these men would merely, “press on toward the mark for the prize, of that high (and holy) calling of God, in Christ Jesus”. They knew that they needed a much deeper baptism, and a much greater resurrected lifestyle! (see Philippians 3:7-15)

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And so dear Pilgrim, let’s look to such men as these for our examples and role-models. Let’s not look to the people of the world (nor the church) for examples!

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Let’s continue to fan into flames the gift of grace within us! Let’s keep ascending that upward pathway, walking as strangers and pilgrims away from this selfish world, and onward to the Celestial Courts of the Heavenly City of God!

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By so-doing, we will enjoy a rich reward throughout the ceaseless ages to come!

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Paul Shipwrecked – Acts 27:41-44 – www.lavistachurchofchrist.org – public domain

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Having said all these things, it must also be said that there are many retirees who can possibly combine their new lifestyle or hobby while continuing to study and contemplate God’s Word and continually praying without ceasing.

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These questions should be a matter of earnest prayer and soul-searching.

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A RETIRED COUPLE – RV on the road – NARA – Wikimedia – Public Domain

 

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

“Dear Lord, Give me that same fiery Spirit which ignited the lives of these three men…

 

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Running The Christian Race (Part 1: Paul & John: Our Role Models)”

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THE END

 

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

Info & pics of constellations on this site from Wikipedia & International Astronomical Union (click here)

 

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HEAVENLY MOUNTAINS

Revelation 12 Woman with Eagle Wings

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Well, as just stated, the Lord has created a constellation which shows a woman fleeing. It is called the Revelation 12 Woman Constellation, also known as Ursa Major or The Big Dipper. So if we explore this constellation in the light of the Bible, there can be a wealth of information discovered on this very topic. So come along and dig into this study. And after reading about this heavenly revelation, you just might find yourself fleeing to the mountains. And maybe, just maybe, there are some much better mountains to flee to, than the ones in the above photo of Palestine! Mountains in which you can hide, where tracking devices and black helicopters are useless against you!

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Picture to right: Ursa Major, also known as The Big Dipper

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Woman of Revelation 12 (Flees to the Wilderness)” 

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Audience_hands_etropolis2014.jpgTOMORROW:

” June 22nd (The Natural Man & Bible Prophecy)” 

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6th Head And atheistic narcissism

By admin On June 8th, 2022

2Ti 3:1  This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
2Ti 3:2  For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
2Ti 3:3  Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good…

2Ti 3:4  Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
2Ti 3:5  Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

When Eve, “the mother of all living”, was approached by Lucifer, she decided that she should be like God. (See Genesis 3:20)

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Yes, Lucifer, the fallen rebel angel, tempted her by saying, “For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.” Genesis 3:5

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And so, through her one act of selfish defiance against God’s only command, “Thou shalt not eat of it”, mankind was thrust into the grand drama of the ages: a world which became a sort of giant fishbowl, in which the onlooking universe could witness and comprehend the selfish wares and the ways, and the tragic results of living in a selfish world.

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Yes, it’s hard to deny this world’s evil, which seems so well orchestrated, could just be happenstance! No, it’s difficult to simply look at this tragic world, and disbelieve that unseen spirit-beings do not exist! The evidence to the contrary is just too overwhelming!

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And so, after mankind’s fall from grace, a new government was born, based on a new concept, “selfishness”, in direct contradiction to the government of unselfish love which Heaven was and is.

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And so, as a result of mankind’s fall, Lucifer was given the office of being “the god of this world”, his very own kingdom, howbeit a kingdom in which mankind was permitted to live however they wanted to live. (See 2nd Corinthians 4:4)

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And yet, from the days of ancient Babylon and forward, God made sure that this new antichrist world-order would unfold itself in such a way as to reveal the various aspects of sin. And in doing this, the onlooking universe would finally comprehend the evil character of that ancient rebel, Lucifer, now called Satan and The Devil.

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And the Book of Revelation encapsulates all this antichrist world-order, by presenting a symbolic beast which is in the image of a great red dragon. The great red dragon, having seven heads, ten horns, and seven crowns, symbolized Satan (see Revelation 20:2).

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And the beast likewise had seven heads and ten horns (see Revelation 12:3 & 13:1). In other words, this multifaceted beast was created in the very image and likeness of Satan. And this beast is revealed to be comprised of various kings and kingdoms.

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And it is the belief of this website, that this antichrist beast represents the kings and kingdoms of this antichrist world: Satan’s antichrist world-system. And the seven heads represent the seven kingdoms and kings which have ruled over this world-system since the long centuries following the great flood of Noah’s day. Beginning with Babylon, then Medo-Persia, then Grecia, then civil Rome, spiritual Rome, and finally Atheism, the 6th head, and apostate Protestantism, the 7th head.

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Now, all this information can be quite confusing for any newcomer to this website.

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But for lack of time, let’s simply focus on the last two heads, Atheism and apostate Protestantism, which are the two current heads now ruling over much of the world. As a matter of fact, let’s just focus on the 6th head, “Atheism”. We are currently living in a world in which Atheism is a dominate force over much of the world’s unsaved populace. It is the ideology, or religion, that Mankind, though merely made from dust, is the supreme ruler and overlord of the world. There is no God, but man himself…or herself. Humans are the highest level of existence according to atheism.

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And of course, looking back at Eve’s desire to be a god (“Ye shall be as gods…” Genesis 3:5), we can see how this desire is right now being manifest amongst those who consider themselves to be the highest order of life…atheists.

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Like never before, we are witnessing an incredible rise in selfishness and “narcissism” among the general populace. And because the average person can now make their voice to be loudly heard via the Internet, it is nothing short of amazing to behold the level of self-absorbed narcissism currently on display!

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And let’s not forget that the number “6” is the number mankind, who were created on the 6th day. And so, it only makes sense that this 6th head of the antichrist beast should manifest itself in pride, self-exaltation, and utter self-obsessed narcissism!

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Just watch and listen to a multitude of deluded beings obsess over themselves in various ways on the social media. Be amazed as they proudly thrust their own self-exalting philosophies and opinions over the Internet!

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And like a ship lost at sea, without a guide-map nor a compass, they are now beginning, to even deny the most basic and fundamental truths of life, replacing them with nonsensical notions which would have been mocked and derided just a few short years ago! And even the human rulers and thought-leaders promoting atheism, the 6th head of the antichrist beast, are now beginning to demand that the entire world’s populace must bow down and accept, as reality, these obvious lies!

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Of course, stepping back, we realize this current wave of secular self-exalting madness is being driven by the same “Deceiver-In-Chief”, who caused Eve to desire self-exaltation. The Bible reveals him as, “the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan…the god of this world” system. (Revelation 20:2 & 2nd Corinthians 4:4)

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Yes, we must remember that “we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” Ephesians 6:12 And as the mass-insanity increases, Satan is even causing unsaved individuals to engage in self-mutilation, thinking that they can change their gender by so-doing! Even parents are forcing their own children to go through these unthinkable “medical” procedures, hoping to receive praise from others. This mass-insanity is all very satanic in origin!

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“GOOD NEWS FROM A FAR COUNTRY!”

Proverbs 25:25

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Well, the very Good News is, that God has provided a way of escape from all this current pandemic madness! Yes, the door of the Ark of Salvation is still open for any and every man, women, and child who wishes to escape this doomed planet, before the great flood of evil finally destroys the entire planet. And before that door forever closes, God’s people are currently pleading with mankind to come aboard and be saved by the blood of the Lamb who gave Himself to be the all-atoning sacrifice of that Hill called Calvary.

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“A NEW HEAVEN AND A NEW EARTH!”

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And the Bible promises…And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.” Revelation 21:1 

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Yes, there will soon be a “New Heaven and a New Earth” to replace this present doomed world-system. And it will be a wonderful place, a “Promised Land…a land flowing with milk and honey”, in which we will be forever happy, forever humble, and forever young! (See various verses from Exodus)

Babylon: City of Confusion

By admin On June 2nd, 2022

Isa 24:10  The city of confusion is broken down: every house is shut up, that no man may come in.

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Throughout history, Bible has remained an unmovable rock in the midst of a fickle and changeable world. Never has God needed to apologize, change His mind, or correct His infallible Word of Truth. Historians have repeatedly had to change their account of history as new discoveries revealed the veracity of the Bible account. No apologies. Just a quiet reversal of their former stance against the Bible’s proven accuracy concerning history.

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Now, history is just one area in which the Bible has proven itself to be the unapologetic and unmovable Rock.

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Listen to Scripture…Pro_5:6  Lest thou shouldest ponder the path of life, her ways are moveable, that thou canst not know them.” This scripture is speaking of much more than a mere adulterous woman. It is speaking, not only of the world-loving church community, but also of the world itself!

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Just look at society today! Confusion abounds. No longer anchored to the Bible, society is now drifting away from even the most basic and fundamental truths of life! People have nothing to hold onto, and as a result are being cast away from the very fundamental principles of life. Men claiming to be women. Women claiming to be men. Children, even toddlers being encouraged to mutilate their bodies by sin-sick parents, lost in the darkness of depravity!

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Truly this world is a planet of confusion! The Bible’s name for this world is Babylon, meaning “the City of Confusion”!

sherlock holmes quote

By admin On May 25th, 2022

Thats the terrifying part about blackmail, Watson. The victim is afraid to fight the accusation no matter how false. Once the accusation is made, his name is smeared and sometimes his life is ruined

1984 All Over Again?

By admin On May 25th, 2022

It is a wonder why the book, Orwell’s “1984”, is still required reading in many public schools!

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“And why is that?”, you might ask.

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Well, just look out at current events in many or most societies! Don’t we see the very nations which once embraced freedom, now beginning to transform themselves into the very same authoritarian dystopia which Orwell warned against?

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And why is it that the general populace is so willing to vote for politicians whom they know will push for such an Orwellian dystopia?

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Maybe because our mainstream information organizations are increasingly becoming propaganda arms for our atheistic politicians! Maybe because our schools have likewise become filled with zealots for atheism!

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And what about the social media? It too has almost monopolistic control over what people are allowed to hear, or not to hear!

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Yes, just like Orwell’s book, every household has a two-way monitoring system in which we increasingly hear mostly what they want us to hear, and also are being spied upon to see what we are thinking and speaking and doing!

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Yes, “the god of this world”, Lucifer, now called Satan, has invented the Internet for the very purpose of allowing complete authoritarian control over the masses.

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History books are now being written to give an exaggerated version of history, just like Orwell’s book!

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The government openly lies, knowing that the media, for the most part will cover for them!

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The justice department has greatly been corrupted by socialists who want harsh justice to be applied to those who oppose their authoritarianism!

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About the only thing Orwell didn’t get right was in the area of fleshly pleasures. Probably because he was an atheist, he failed to predict the current moral decay in society. Because had he understood Bible prophecy, he would have realized that immorality would be running rampant in these last days!

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Well, who knows what the immediate future holds in store for us? Perhaps things will go back to normal for a few years. After all, we are now standing in the Valley of Decision”, in which each and every person must

perfect world

By admin On May 20th, 2022

Yesterday, I looked out through my window pane, and thought I saw you passing by….I couldn’t help myself from calling out your name, turning round they stopped and stared…But you weren’t there…no, no, no

 

10,000 teachers in christ everything we see can instruct us

By admin On May 9th, 2022

Is atheism a religious cult?

By admin On May 5th, 2022

“…and all the world wondered after the beast. And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast” Revelation 13:3, 4

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So, this above passage from Revelation reveals that all unsaved humans are worshippers of Satan. So, from the very start, atheists, like every one of us, if unsaved, are religious.

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But beyond this fact, atheism, being the 6th Head of the Revelation 13 Antichrist Beast, represents Mankind as the supreme authority over the world. That is, the number 6 is the number of Mankind, being created on the 6th day. And each of the 7 heads of the beast represent the 7 kings which have ruled over Mankind since the beginning: Babylon, the 1st head, Medo-Persia being the 2nd head, Grecia, being the 3rd, Rome, being the 4th, the Church of Rome being the 5th, then atheism being the 6th head, and so on.

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So, this whole notion that atheism somehow is not a religion, is quickly dispelled by the fact that they, atheists, are worshipers of “the great dragon…called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world…” Revelation 12:9

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Oh yes, they may not realize that they, along with the rest of the world, worship Satan. But their ignorance of these things is what atheism, the 6th Head of the Beast is all about! They’ve been deceived!

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Now, an interesting development occurred recently during the controversy surrounding the possibility that the supposed right to kill one’s unborn child in the womb might be outlawed. This of course has created a political firestorm. The leaders as well as many of their followers have been driven to the brink of violent rage over the thought that this heinous practice might be outlawed. And amazingly, some of their leaders have actually made the statement, that killing one’s own child-in-the-womb, is “a sacred right!”

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A “sacred right”? Unbelievable!? Not really.

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Actually, such an outlandish claim shouldn’t surprise anyone.

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After all, the Bible recorded the fact that sacrificing children was a common practice amongst the heathen nations. For example, it was common ritual to make such a sacrifice to the god, Molech. (See Jeremiah 32:35, etc…)

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And so, if atheism is indeed, a religion, then what we are witnessing today may well be just a modern-day version of all those heathen cultures who sacrificed their children to their pagan gods (and ultimately to their true god, Satan!)

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Oh yes, today’s gods are no longer made of wood, stone or precious metals.

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eternal torment: what will become of Lucifer?

By admin On April 29th, 2022

KING JAMES BIBLE ONLINE EZEKIEL 28

Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.

13Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.

14Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.

15Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.

16By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.

17Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.

18Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee.

19All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished at thee: thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt thou be any more.

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And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

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How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!

13For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:

14I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.

15Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.

16They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms;

17That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners?

18All the kings of the nations, even all of them, lie in glory, every one in his own house.

19But thou art cast out of thy grave like an abominable branch, and as the raiment of those that are slain, thrust through with a sword, that go down to the stones of the pit; as a carcase trodden under feet.

20Thou shalt not be joined with them in burial, because thou hast destroyed thy land, and slain thy people: the seed of evildoers shall never be renowned.

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The Bible is the Gospel of Jesus Christ, given by God. It reveals the war between Heaven and the forces of evil of this world.

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These forces of evil include both an invisible army of evil angels, as well as the visible army of antichrists: the unsaved multitudes around the world. And these two armies are led by Lucifer, now given the title of “Satan”, as well as “The Devil”.

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But the title of this article is “Where Will Lucifer Spend Eternity?” And so, in the name of brevity, let’s just get to this question.

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Now, the Church-world, for the most part, has taught that the Devil (along with every person who died unsaved throughout history) will be endlessly tormented in some netherworld dungeon throughout eternity-future!

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And by a careless reading of the Bible, theologians have come up with this church-doctrine, based on some Bible verses which seem to confirm this idea.

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And yet, because the apostate church which existed during the Dark Ages of Europe did not compare everything concerning the true nature of Hell, they only took a select number of the verses which appear to confirm this idea of “Eternal Torment”.

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And this website has man articles dealing with this fallacious church-doctrine, which the Reader is encouraged to begin studying to gain a greater understanding of this topic…(please begin with “Eternal Torment? Part 1″)

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But what about Lucifer? After all, Revelation 20:10 explicitly says…”And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.”

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So how could anybody get the idea that Lucifer will suffer anything less than endless torment!?

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And let’s face it! This verse (Revelation 20:10) is always included as a further proof-text of the church-doctrine, “Eternal Torment”.

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But just as theologians of the Dark Ages ignored all the Bible passages which speak of Hell as either this fallen world, or as the grave/death, so also they ignored (and still do) what Ezekiel has to say about Lucifer…Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth…15Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee…17Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee…19All…the people shall be astonished at thee…and never shalt thou be any more.” Ezekiel 28:14, 15, 17, 19 (Entire passage condensed for brevity and clarity)

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So here it is revealed that this evil one who once was given the office “the anointed cherub which covers” will be exposed before all the world, “and never shall you be any more!”

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So it seems that the Bible contradicts itself! In Revelation 20:10, the Devil will be tormented day and night for ever and ever”. But in Ezekiel 28

 

(The Straw Man Ploy, Part 9: “Imagine There’s No Heaven!”)

By admin On April 16th, 2022

The New York Times, on this “Good Friday” morning, had an editorial opinion piece calling for the elimination of God from society, since, as the editor put it, “Religion is responsible for so many wars, so much hate, so much resistance to society’s desire to live any old way we want to live!”

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But truth-be-told, this writer is actually correct, to a certain degree! Yes, God is responsible for so many wars, as well as so much resistance to mankind’s desire to “live any old way we want to live”.

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Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.

Matthew 10:34

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Listen to the very words of Jesus…“Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.

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Yes, indeed, God has declared war on this selfish world! And by sending His only begotten Son into the world, to give His life on the Cross, God began a massive campaign to destroy this antichrist world-system.

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And yet, it was not God who has been bloodying the world. No, just the opposite! It has been the “god of this world” who has been busily working through fallen, sinful humans to do his dirty work, quite often in the name of God, and under the guise of Christianity, false Christianity!

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After all, what better way could there be to trash the name of Jesus than to pretend to come in the name of Jesus, performing evil deeds, causing the children of men to despise that glorious name!

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This of course is what is known as “The Straw Man Ploy”. Yes, it is no less than the Prince of Darkness who “now works in the children of disobedience”, inspiring them to commit a myriad of heinous acts of evil in God’s holy name! Ephesians 2:2, 3

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And thus, Satan gives secularists all the necessary “ammunition” to foolishly charge God with causing all the mayhem and madness we see in the world! And so, this “Straw Man” of counterfeit Christianity accomplishes its designated purpose to defeat Heaven’s unselfish love!

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But even though these humanists feel morally superior to the Christian community, they will have no excuse on Judgment Day as they stand before the divine Judge of the universe, to give account for their condemning accusations against the Lamb of God and His fellow sheep! Because, besides what has been revealed in the Bible concerning God’s flawless character, has also been clearly seen in God’s marvelous Creation! And though these critics might make plausible accusations against erring men, they could not successfully accuse the One who stretched out His hands on the Cross, making Himself the atoning sacrifice for sin and sinners! And so, they will be without excuse on that Day!

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And yet, the very Good News is that this is still the day of salvation! And all those who realize their need of soul-saving redemption, may fall down at the foot of the Cross, and confess that they, not God, shared in the responsibility for the wars and hate and sickness, and heartaches which have plagued mankind for much too long!

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Listen to Scripture…

22 It is of the Lord‘s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.

23 They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness…

31 For the Lord will not cast off for ever:

32 But though he cause grief, yet will he have compassion according to the multitude of his mercies.

33 For he doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men.

34 To crush under his feet all the prisoners of the earth.

39 Wherefore doth a living man complain, a man for the punishment of his sins?

40 Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to the Lord.

41 Let us lift up our heart with our hands unto God in the heavens.

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Here is a dramatic testimony concerning God’s patience with mankind, the very same ones who spit in God’s face on a daily basis, and write “hit pieces”, condemning God, when in truth, it is they themselves who are the guilty ones!

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By admin On March 28th, 2022

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WORK-IN-PROGRESS – The Coming New World Order

By admin On March 22nd, 2022

 

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WORK-IN-PROGRESS – The Coming New World Order

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In these divided states, there is a giant disagreement. You see, it seems that a large portion of the citizenry keeps warning us about “the coming New World Order”. And one of the great fears about such a giant paradigm shift is that such a global government would eventually do away with individual nations.

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But also, there is a large segment of the population who would like to see such a world order! And the unofficial world-anthem would be something like…

Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion, too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace… You…

You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will be as one

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Well, such a dream like this may sound good on paper. After all, to imagine all the people

helter skelter

By admin On March 7th, 2022

Helter Skelter (scenario)

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The Helter Skelter scenario is a theory put forward by Vincent Bugliosi, the lead prosecutor in the Tate–LaBianca murder trial. It is mostly based on the testimony of Paul Watkins, as a motive for the series of murders that were committed by the Manson Family in order to convict Charles Manson of conspiracy to commit murder. Bugliosi described his theory at trial and in his subsequent book Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders. According to Bugliosi’s theory, Manson often spoke to the members of his “family” about Helter Skelter in the months leading up to the murders of Sharon Tate and Leno and Rosemary LaBianca in August 1969, an apocalyptic war arising from racial tensions between Black and White people.[1]: 311  This involved reference to music of the Beatles, particularly songs from their self-titled 1968 double album (also known as the “White Album”), and the New Testament’s Book of Revelation.[1]: 238–44  Other scenarios besides Helter Skelter exist, with some writers, police detectives, attorneys involved with the case, and perpetrators identifying the Tate–La Bianca murders as either copycat killings, revenge for a bad drug deal, or a combination of two or all three.

Background[edit]

According to Vincent BugliosiCharles Manson had been predicting racial war for some time before he used the term “Helter Skelter”.[1]: 244  According to Paul Watkins, Manson’s first use of the term was at a gathering of the Family on New Year’s Eve 1968 at Myers Ranch near California’s Death Valley.[1] : 244 [2] Watkins said the scenario had Manson as the war’s ultimate beneficiary and its musical cause. He and the Family would create an album with songs whose messages would be as subtle as those he had heard in songs of the Beatles.[3][1]: 241 

According to Bugliosi, Black men would thus be deprived of the White women whom the political changes of the 1960s had made sexually available to them and would lash out in violent crimes against White people.[1]: 247  According to Watkins and Tex Watson, frightened White people would retaliate with a murderous rampage, and militant Black people would exploit it to provoke a war of near-extermination between racist White people and non-racist White people over the treatment of Black people. Then the militant Black people would arise to finish off the few White people who survived, and kill off all non-Black peoples.[4][5]

Watkins goes on to say that in this holocaust, the members of the enlarged Family would have little to fear; they would wait out the war in a secret city that was underneath Death Valley which they would reach through a hole in the ground. They would be the only remaining whites upon the race war’s conclusion, and they would emerge from underground to rule the blacks who, as the vision went, would be incapable of running the world. At that point, Watkins says, Manson “would scratch [the black man’s] fuzzy head and kick him in the butt and tell him to go pick the cotton and go be a good nigger“.[4]

Manson listened to the Beatles’ White Album, which includes a track “Helter Skelter”

Watson said the term “Helter Skelter” was from the Beatles’ song of the same name and that Manson interpreted it as concerned with the war.[3] The song was on the band’s self-titled double album (also known as the “White Album”), which Manson heard within a month or so of its November 1968 release.[6]

According to Paul Watkins, Manson and his followers began preparing for Helter Skelter in the months before they committed the murders. They worked on songs for the hoped-for album which they anticipated would set off everything, and they prepared vehicles and other items for their escape from the Los Angeles area (their home territory) to Death Valley when the days of violence arrived. They pored over maps to plot a route that would bypass highways and get them to the desert safely. Bugliosi wrote, Manson was convinced that the song “Helter Skelter” contained a coded statement of the route that they should follow.[1]: 244–245 

LaBianca murders[edit]

Tex WatsonPatricia Krenwinkel, and Leslie Van Houten, with assistance from Charles Manson, committed the LaBianca murders on the night of August 9, and Krenwinkel wrote “Healter [sic] Skelter” on the refrigerator in blood, along with a possible reference to the Beatles song “Piggies“.[6][7] Manson Family member Bobby Beausoleil had written “political piggies” (in no relation to the Beatles) in Gary Hinman‘s blood on the wall at Hinman’s house after Beausoleil murdered him.[1]: 35, 91–96, 99–113  Krenwinkel testified she wrote it at the LaBianca’s house to copycat Beausoleil in order to get him out of jail as he had been arrested for Hinman’s murder and was in custody.[1]: 426–435 

References to the Beatles and the Book of Revelation[edit]

In his book Helter Skelter, Bugliosi writes that Manson told “numerous people”, including former Ma Barker gang member Alvin Karpis, that “given the chance, he could be much bigger than the Beatles.”[1]: 145 [8]: 11  Watson wrote that the Bible had “absolutely no meaning in our life in the Family” apart from Revelation chapter 9.[3] Manson lived with an aunt and uncle for a period in his childhood when his mother was in prison. He later told a counselor that the aunt and uncle had “some marital difficulty until they became interested in religion and became very extreme”.[1]: 137 

Beatles songs, as interpreted in the theory[edit]

The following interpretations are based on Vincent Bugliosi‘s interpretations and theories based on statements made to him by Paul Watkins.[1][2] It also includes statements made by Tex Watson years later,[6] and Charles Manson‘s statements to David Dalton.[9]

  • Honey Pie
    Lyric: Oh, honey pie, my position is tragic / Come and show me the magic / Of your Hollywood song

    Meaning: The Beatles know Jesus Christ has returned to Earth and is in Los Angeles.[1]: 240  They want Manson to create his “song”, that is, his album that will set off Helter Skelter.[3]
    Lyric: Oh, honey pie, you are driving me frantic / Sail across the Atlantic / To be where you belong

    Meaning: The Beatles want Jesus Christ to come to England.[1]: 240 
    Consequence: Bugliosi claimed in early 1969, Manson and his female followers attempt to contact the Beatles by letter, telegram, and telephone; they are struggling to make clear to the Beatles that it is they, the Beatles, who are to come across the Atlantic, to join the family in Death Valley.[1]: 240 
  • I Will, “Yer Blues“, “Don’t Pass Me By” and “Blue Jay Way” were all interpreted as the Beatles are calling for Jesus Christ.[1]: 240 
    “Blue Jay Way” appeared on Magical Mystery Tour, the album that preceded The Beatles. The Family had come to call its journey from San Francisco, to Los Angeles, the “Magical Mystery Tour”.[8]: 27 
  • Sexy Sadie
    Significance: Manson had renamed Family member Susan Atkins “Sadie Mae Glutz” long before the release of The Beatles. This served to reinforce the mental connection Manson felt he had with the Beatles.[1]: 241 
    In San Francisco, where she met Manson, Atkins had been a topless dancer.[1]: 80  Paul Watkins wrote that Atkins “thrived on sex”, and he even seemed to suggest she had the nickname Sexy Sadie before the Family heard the song.[6] Similarly, Tex Watson wrote that the words of “Sexy Sadie” fit Atkins so well “that it made us all sure [the Beatles] had to be singing directly to us.” Watson specifically noted that the song’s title character “came along to turn on everyone”, “broke the rules”, and “laid it down for all to see”. Atkins, he said, “had broken all the rules, sexually, and liked to talk about her experience and lack of inhibitions”.[6][10][1]: 160, 193 
  • Rocky Raccoon
    Significance: Rocky Raccoon means “coon”, a racial epithet for a Black man.[1]: 241 
    Of all the Beatles songs known to have been connected with Helter Skelter, this is the only one that mentions the Bible.

    So one day [Rocky Raccoon] walked into town / Booked himself a room in the local saloon / Rocky Raccoon / Checked into his room / Only to find Gideon’s Bible … Now Rocky Raccoon / He fell back in his room / Only to find Gideon’s Bible / Gideon checked out / And he left it no doubt / To help with good Rocky’s revival.
    Before his trial, Manson was visited at the Los Angeles County Jail by David Dalton and David Felton, who were preparing a Rolling Stone story.[11] As published in the June 25, 1970 issue of the magazine, Manson said of “Rocky Raccoon”:

    Coon. You know that’s a word they use for Black people. You know the line, “Gideon checked out / And left no doubt / To help good Rocky’s revival.” Rocky’s revival—re-vival. It means coming back to life. The Black man is going to come into power again. “Gideon checks out” means that it’s all written out there in the New Testament, in the Book of Revelations [sic].[9]
  • Happiness Is a Warm Gun
    Significance: The Beatles are telling Black people to get guns and fight whites.
    Sample lyric: When I hold you in my arms / And I feel my finger on your trigger / I know no one can do me no harm / Because happiness is a warm gun / (Bang bang, shoot shoot)[1]: 241 
  • Blackbird
    Lyric: Blackbird singing in the dead of night / Take these broken wings and learn to fly / All your life / You were only waiting for this moment to arise.

    Meaning: The Black man is going to arise and overthrow the White man.[1]: 241 
    Tex Watson wrote: “[The White Establishment] would slaughter thousands of Black people, but actually only manage to eliminate all the Uncle Toms, since the true Black race would have hidden, waiting for their moment”.[6]
  • Helter Skelter
    Lyric: When I get to the bottom I go back to the top of the slide / Where I stop and I turn and I go for a ride

    Significance: A reference to the Family’s emergence from “the Bottomless Pit”, the underground Death Valley hideaway where the group will escape the violence of Helter Skelter.[1]: 242 
    Lyric: Look out … Helter Skelter … She’s coming down fast … Yes she is.

    Meaning: The upcoming explosion of race-based violence is imminent.[6]
  • Piggies
    Lyric: What they need’s a damn good whacking

    Significance: Black people are going to give “the piggies”—i.e., the establishment—a damned good whacking.[1]: 242 
    Lyric: Everywhere there’s lots of piggies / Living piggy lives / You can see them out for dinner / With their piggy wives / Clutching forks and knives / To eat their bacon.

    Vincent Bugliosi noted that Leno LaBianca was left with a knife in his throat and a fork in his stomach, details that led Bugliosi to draw a further connection with George Harrison‘s song.[1]: 242 
  • Revolution 1
    Lyric: You say you want a revolution / Well you know / We all want to change the world … / But when you talk about destruction / Don’t you know that you can count me out (in)

    Significance: The singing of “in” after the word “out”, even though “in” does not appear in the lyrics as they were presented on the printed sheet enclosed with the album, indicates that the Beatles had been undecided but now favor revolution.[1]: 242–243  Tex Watson claims the Beatles are no longer on a “peace-and-love trip”, but they cannot admit as much to the establishment.[6]
    Lyric: You say you got a real solution / Well you know / We’d all love to see the plan

    Meaning: The Beatles want Manson to tell them how to escape the horrors of Helter Skelter.[1]: 243  According to Watson and Bugliosi, the Beatles are ready for violence; and want Manson to create an album that will tell them what to do.[6][1]: 241 
  • Revolution 9
    According to Tex Watson this is the White Album piece Manson spoke about the most,[1]: 243  and the one he deemed most significant.[6] In his 1970 conversation with Dalton, Manson said that “Revolution 9” was the track that “turned me on” to the message of Revelations chapter 9, which “predicts the overthrow of the Establishment. The pit will be opened, and that’s when it will all come down. A third of all mankind will die.”[9]
    Significance: The machine-gun fire, the oinking of pigs, and the word “Rise”. The piece is audio representation of the coming conflict; the repeated utterance “Number 9” is reference to Chapter 9 of the Book of Revelation.[1]: 243 [4] In his Rolling Stone interview, Manson identified the pig sounds followed by machine-gun fire as significant details that “predict the violent overthrow of the White man”. When asked whether the Beatles intended such a message, Manson replied: “I don’t know whether they did or not. But it’s there. It’s an association in the subconscious. This music is bringing on the revolution, the unorganized overthrow of the Establishment. The Beatles know in the sense that the subconscious knows.”[9]
    According to Bugliosi “Rise” is “one of [Manson’s] big words”; the black man is going to “rise” up against the white man.[1]: 241–2  According to Ed Sanders while Manson played “Revolution 9”, he [screamed] “Rise! Rise! Rise!”[8]: 106 
    Sanders also writes that Manson heard the Beatles whispering: “Charlie, Charlie, send us a telegram.”[8]: 106 

Years later Tex Watson tied the prophecy to one more White Album song, “Everybody’s Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey“, though he changed monkey to monkeys, plural. While on LSD at a party in late March 1969, Watson claims, he and two Manson girls realized they themselves were “the monkeys … just bright-eyed, free little animals, totally uninhibited”. As they started “bouncing around the apartment, throwing food against the walls, and laughing hysterically”.[6]

Book of Revelation, as interpreted in the theory[edit]

CHAPTER 7[12]

Verse 4: And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed one hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.

One hundred forty-four thousand would be the membership of the Family when, in Helter Skelter’s aftermath, it would emerge from “the bottomless pit” to rule.[1]: 246 
Tex Watson said this growth in the Manson Family would be a result of procreation,[6] while Paul Watkins stated that it would result from the release of the Family’s album, which would draw other people to the group.[4] Watkins also said that the Family would acquire babies made homeless in Helter Skelter.[2] Several decades were to pass before the Family would at last depart the Bottomless Pit; the group would live there in miniaturized form.[13]

CHAPTER 9:[14]

Verses 2–3: And he opened the bottomless pit…. And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth; and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.

locusts = Beatles[1]: 239 
According to Watkins, as the scorpions of the earth have power = the power of scorpion, that is, Manson, a Scorpio, will prevail[2]
bottomless pit = the underground city in which the Family would ride out the ravages of Helter Skelter. The Family would be lowered into this by means of a gold rope;[8]: 114  Manson bought gold rope at a Santa Monica sporting-goods store.[15]
Verse 17: And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone.

Bugliosi claimed the breastplates of fire = the Beatles’ electric guitars and that fire and smoke and brimstone out of their mouths = the Beatles’ powerful lyrics,[1]: 239  which according to Watson was the power of their music to ignite Helter Skelter[6]
Verse 7: And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto battle

According to Bugliosi the horses were the dune buggies the Family will be riding during Helter Skelter[1]: 239 
According to Watkins, In Manson’s view, dune buggies were the ideal vehicles of the apocalypse; they would enable the Family to outrun police in the Bottomless Pit and were light enough that a few of the girls could carry them. During the war, the Family would be making forays from the Bottomless Pit. They would be fitted with machine gun mounts; while the men would drive, the girls would operate the guns.[2][8]: 109–110 
Fitted next to the steering wheel of Manson’s personal buggy was a metal scabbard. It held a katana with which, in July 1969, Manson allegedly slashed the ear of Gary Hinman.[1]: 102 [8]: 127  Ed Sanders wrote, On the buggy’s front was a winch that Manson envisioned using to evade police. He would fling the winch’s rope up into a tree and then winch himself up out of sight as pursuing officers would drive haplessly by.[8]: 138 
Family member Catherine Share said:

“Charlie talked about Helter Skelter every night. … [W]e’d learn to live off the land. We’d live in the desert and come in on dune buggies and rescue the orphaned white babies. We’d be the saviors.”[16]
Verse 15: And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men

Bugliosi wrote, the four angels were the four Beatles,[1]: 239  who Watson claims were prophets who were preparing the way for Jesus Christ, who Watson wrote was Manson, to lead the chosen people away to safety[6]
slay the third part of men, meant destroying the White race, that is (it would seem), one of the three races according to Bugliosi[1]: 239 
Verse 16: And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them.

two hundred thousand thousand horsemen = Straight Satans motorcycle gang-members Manson is attempting to recruit into the Family[6][1]: 239 
The Straight Satans were to be the Family’s “needed military wing”.[8]: 107  According to Watkins the bikers and the Family would cruise through Helter Skelter in the manner of a flock of birds, all turning in one direction or another without even a sound from their leader.[2]
Verse 4: And it was commanded [that the locusts] should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads.

not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree meant only humans, not nature, will be destroyed in Helter Skelter according to Watkins[2]
Bugliosi wrote the seal of God in their foreheads = a mark that would indicate whether someone was on Manson’s side or not;[1]: 239  in Helter Skelter, those without it would perish, Watson later claimed[6]
Verse 20: And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass…

Bugliosi wrote, the worship of idols of gold and silver and brass = the establishment‘s worship of materialism and money[1]: 239 
Verse 1: And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.

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according to Gregg Jakobson, who arranged a recording session for Manson: Stu Sutcliffe, one of the original five, not four, Beatles
according to Watson and Watkins: Manson[6][2][1]: 239 

CHAPTER 21:[17]

Verses 10 and 18: And [an angel] carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me that great city… and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass.
Verse 23: And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it

According to Watkins, the Family’s sanctuary under Death Valley would be a city of gold where there would be no sun and no moon.[4]

CHAPTER 22:[18]

Verse 2: In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month…

According to Watkins, the city underneath Death Valley would have a tree that would bear twelve different kinds of fruit, a different kind each month.[4]

Abbey Road[edit]

Abbey Road was released in the United Kingdom in late September 1969[19][20][21] after the murders. By that time, most of the Family was at the group’s camp in the Death Valley area searching for the Bottomless Pit.[1]: 233  Three Family members arrived at the camp around October 1 with an advance copy of the album, which the group played on a battery-operated machine.[8]: 288 

Law officers raided the desert redoubts in the second week of October and found the Family with stolen vehicles, and they arrested Manson and several others.[1]: 126–8  By mid-November, Manson had become a suspect in the Tate-LaBianca murders, but Family members made their way back to Spahn Ranch after being released from jail.[2] The LAPD confiscated a door on November 25, 1969 on which someone had written “Helter Scelter [sic] is coming down fast.”[1]: 294  A photograph shows that the confiscated door was also inscribed with “1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 — ALL GOOD CHILDREN (Go to Heaven?)” [sic].[22] This children’s rhyme is heard in “You Never Give Me Your Money” on Abbey Road. In October 1970, the prosecution offered testimony about the door during Manson’s trial for the Tate-LaBianca murders, but only the “Helter Skelter” inscription seems to have been noted.[1]: 376 

Tex Watson had left the desert camp and gone on to separate himself from the Family, but according to Watson, he bought a cassette recording of Abbey Road and played it continuously while walking for miles across the desert to rejoin the Family; he was hoping to see what The Beatles might have to tell him. He turned back at the last moment, and an old prospector informed him that the arrests had taken place.[6]

Three people were attacked on the beach near Santa Barbara, California in late July 1970 while Manson was on trial, two of them fatally. One of the Manson girls spoke of this incident as “Maxwell’s Silver Hammer“, an Abbey Road song that is about homicidal madness.[8]: 93, 393 

Timeline[edit]

1969[edit]

  • Mid-February: Paul Watkins claimed that while driving with Manson they saw a White woman and Black man holding hands. According to Watkins, Manson told him, that is why Black men have not yet risen up in rebellion against White people: they are pacified by access to White women.[2][1]: 247 
  • March: The Family expected a visit from Terry Melcher, a producer for Columbia Records, hoping he will agree to record the music that, according to Paul Watkins and Tex Watson, was written to trigger Helter Skelter; Melcher doesn’t arrive.[6][2]
  • March 23: Entering uninvited upon 10050 Cielo Drive, which he has known as the residence of Melcher, Manson Is received by a male friend of Sharon Tate, the new lessee. Manson, looking for Melcher, is told to check the guest house; he leaves.[1]: 226, 228–31 
  • ~April 1: The Family starts moves back to Spahn Ranch. According to Watson during Helter Skelter, they must be at Spahn, from which Watson said they’ll have a “clear escape route to the desert.”[6][2]
  • July 27: In a dispute over money, Family member Bobby Beausoleil murdered Family acquaintance Gary Hinman. After stabbing Hinman to death, Beausoleil writes “Political piggy” (not related to the Beatles) on a wall in Hinman’s blood.[1]: 33, 102–3 
  • August 6: Beausoleil is arrested after he is caught driving Hinman’s car; the knife he used to stab Hinman is found in the car’s tire well.[1]: 33 
  • August 9: After midnight, acting on Watson’s instruction, three Family members including Tex Watson murder Sharon Tate and four others at 10050 Cielo Drive. Susan Atkins, one of the killers, writes “Pig” on the house’s front door, in Tate’s blood. According to Watson, when the killers return to Spahn Ranch, Watson assures Manson it was Helter Skelter.[6]
  • August 10: After midnight, three Family members including Watson, acting on his and Manson’s instruction murder Leno and Rosemary LaBianca at their Los Feliz home.[1]: 182, 207  Using LaBianca blood, Patricia Krenwinkel writes “Rise” and “Death to Pigs” on the living room walls. She writes “Healter [sic] Skelter” on the refrigerator.[1]: 39 [6]

Manson’s testimony[edit]

Manson was permitted to testify at his 1970 trial for the Tate-LaBianca murders, after the defendants’ attorneys had attempted to rest their cases, without calling a single witness. The jury was removed from the courtroom,[1]: 388  as Vincent Bugliosi argued he would use his hypnotic powers to unfairly influence them.[23] He spoke for over an hour.[1]: 388  As for Helter Skelter, he said the following:

It means confusion, literally. It doesn’t mean any war with anyone. It doesn’t mean that some people are going to kill other people…. Helter Skelter is confusion. Confusion is coming down around you fast. If you can’t see the confusion coming down around you fast, you can call it what you wish.[1]: 390–1 

Manson has dismissed the Helter Skelter conspiracy as an invention by the trial prosecutor to tie him to the murders.

Is it a conspiracy that the music is telling the youth to rise up against the establishment because the establishment is rapidly destroying things? Is that a conspiracy? The music speaks to you every day, but you are too deaf, dumb, and blind to even listen to the music.… It is not my conspiracy. It is not my music. I hear what it relates. It says “Rise,” it says “Kill.” Why blame it on me? I didn’t write the music.[1]: 391  … As far as lining up someone for some kind of helter skelter trip, you know, that’s the District Attorney’s motive. That’s the only thing he could find for a motive to throw up on top of all that confusion he had. There was no such thing in my mind as helter skelter.[24]

Golden Hours of the Day

By admin On February 8th, 2022

Isn’t it nice to enjoy that wonderful hour of the morning when the sun first arises, saturating the whole world with a golden hue!? And what about on a warm summer evening, as all nature basks in the same golden hue just prior to the sun going down?

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Photographers know what you’re speaking of when you refer to these “golden hours of the day”.

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Yes, just after sunrise and right before sundown, the sun begins to appear golden, which even gives a person’s silhouette a golden glow. And photographers take advantage of this narrow window of time to hopefully take very flattering photos of their subjects. Yes, these golden moments of the day are the most beautiful!

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But as with everything in nature, this phenomenon offers spiritual insight, as we look out upon this world.

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At the dawn of Creation, mankind was created to glorify God. Everything God created was good and beautiful. And all nature rejoiced in what their Creator had made!

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But as we all know, mankind rebelled against Heaven, and we have been suffering ever since!

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And yet…and yet, we have seen much supposed goodness during the last few decades. Haven’t you noticed how much humanitarianism is going on these days? The television is bombarded with messages concerning some aspect of social justice! Why, it’s amazing how much generosity and kindness seems to be occurring these days! Yes, mankind has gone through the past few decades, which seemingly offered much promise, of mankind achieving some semblance of brotherly kindness. Myriads of social programs have sprung up like proverbial mushrooms throughout the land!

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And it seemed, for a while, that many nations were striving to come together in the name of “social equity and justice”.

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And what about television? Yes, with the advent of television, radio, Internet and the printed page, the world was now being presented as a pretty nice place with much beauty and brotherly kindness. And even some of the darker aspects of the world could be glossed over with a bright artificial “makeover”. And fresh-faced hosts greeted us each morning with light and witty and hopeful conversation, even amidst their horrible daily news reports!

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And children were shuttled off to their respective learning centers where they would receive their daily dose of the ABC’s plus other, less-than-wholesome, subjects.

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One could perhaps say that these past decades have been the golden hour of Man’s existence! There seemed to be a lot of hope! Society became state-of-the-art in many respects!

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But tragically, just as the golden hour of the day is brief and fleeting, so also, this seeming golden hour of mankind is quickly passing as the golden light appears to be fading and the dark night rapidly approaches.

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Yes, we are now seeing things beginning to deteriorate. The nations are becoming increasingly angry. The general populace is becoming intolerant of one-another. And the entire world seems to be edging towards totalitarian indifference. The “peace and love” crowd have become an angry mob. The free speech advocates of the 1960’s have now joined the cancel culture. Law and order seems to be giving sway to lawless chaos!

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Now amidst this gloomy report, is there any Good News? Well, yes! Even though this world seems to be on a downward spiral, doesn’t have to be the experience of those who desire to escape from this awful and hopeless situation. No, just the opposite! Listen…”Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.” Matthew 13:43

Yes, the sun may be going down upon this ever-darkening world. But those who renounce this hopeless world will, instead, “shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever.” Daniel 12:3

the validity of the bible Israel came back and is hated still also concerns the church

By admin On February 7th, 2022

devil made me do it – Youth worshipping culture

By admin On January 26th, 2022

Have you noticed how so many song-composers seem to just “run dry” when they get older? You would think that they would only get better through having tasted so much of life’s ups and downs!

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But just the opposite is true!

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But hey, this all seems to go well with this youth-worshiping world we now live in! Yes, our society definitely caters to the young and strong and beautiful!

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But actually, the world is fulfilling Bible prophecy, whether they know it or not!

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Listen to Scripture…A voice says, “Cry!”
    And I said,[c] “What shall I cry?”
All flesh is grass,
    and all its beauty[d] is like the flower of the field.
The grass withers, the flower fades
    when the breath of the Lord blows on it;
    surely the people are grass.
The grass withers, the flower fades,
    but the word of our God will stand forever.

 

Yes, the Word of Truth reveals that man’s glory is like the flower of the field. It flourishes for a little while, and then it withers and eventually dies. And so it is with so many music artists. They are young and fresh and so is their music.

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But just like the well which eventually runs dry, so do their careers! No longer can they compose all those fresh songs. Their beauty fades like the proverbial flower of the field.

 

Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine. 1st Timothy 5:17

The hoary head is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness. Children’s children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers. There is, in the Bible, a great premium placed on the elderly.Nov 4, 2017
As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths. Isaiah 3:12

A Dry Tree

By admin On January 26th, 2022

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“The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God…The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry? All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field: http://www.wikigallery.org/wiki/painting_176094/Claude-Oscar-Monet/In-the-Meadow-(detail)The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: because the spirit of the LORD bloweth upon it: surely the people is grass. The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.” Isaiah 40:3, 6-8.

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The above verse is the call of the “voice of one crying in the wilderness, prepare ye the way of the Lord”. It is the cry that “All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field:”

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In The Meadow by Claude Monet www.wikigallery.org public domain

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FLOWER OF THE FIELD IN HEAVEN

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This Flower of the Field Constellation graces the summer night sky, reminding us of the vanity of this life. The opening verse are the words of the, “voice in the wilderness”.

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Listen… “The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry? ‘All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field: The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: because the spirit of the LORD bloweth upon it: surely the people is grass. The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.'” Isaiah 40:3, 6-8. This verse tells us that all the glory of Mankind is as a fading flower.

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These two constellations in the sketch are the Two Turtle-doves (AKA  Sagittarius Constellation  ) and the Flower of the Field Constellations(AKA Scorpius). The third constellation, which is only partially seen in this sketch, is the Cross/Scepter. They appear in the southern skies, moving from east to west. They are best seen from spring to early fall. This sketch is how they appear in summer, in the northern latitudes. In the southern latitudes they are more tilted. As they move through the night sky, the flower appears to bend down.

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WHY IS THIS FLOWER POINTING UPWARD?

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Do you see the long blade of Grass growing from the base of the Flower of the Field? This is made of the two highest stars of the Lupus Constellation, and the two lowest stars of the Libra Constellation. As this sketch shows, the flower appears to be pointing to Arcturus (not shown in this sketch). Arcturus represents Jesus, as He leads His sons on a spiritual journey up a heavenward pathway, as is written… “Canst you bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? or can you guide Arcturus with his sons?” Job 38:32.

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As this flower represents the glory of Mankind, then the obvious message is this: even Mankind ultimately points to Jesus, because it withers and falls away. And as humanity considers how fragile life is, then by their sadness and hopelessness and sinfulness, they unwittingly praise the Lord… “Surely the wrath of man shall praise Thee: the remainder of wrath shalt Thou restrain.” Psalm 76:10.

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So the sinfulness of Mankind praises the Lord. So the following Psalm then begins to make sense… “Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD.” Psalm 150:6.

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Therefore, it’s virtually impossible for any creature not to praise the Lord. Romans makes this concept clear… “…our unrighteousness commend(s) the righteousness of God” Romans 3:5

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For instance, the atheist, as he grows old and sad and hopeless, only makes Christianity look that much more appealing to those who are questioning and searching which direction to go in life.

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ABOVE STAR-CHART: Flower of the Field Constellation commonly known as Scorpio – seen in spring through summer 

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“IN A GREEN TREE…IN A DRY”

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This above passage is the words of Jesus, just prior to going to the Cross. And here He speaks of a green tree and a dry tree in relation to the end of the world.

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Jesus was saying here, that if they crucified Him at a time when the world was relatively young, then, ‘what will they do when the world has reached its end?’

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Judgment Day – People fleeing – Book of Revelation – cropped image – Wikimedia – Creative Commons – Distant Shores Media/Sweet Publishing – Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

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PEOPLE TOO, CAN BE LIKE DEAD TREES

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Have you ever seen a dead tree, say for instance, a fir-tree? While it lived it swayed gently and gracefully back and forth in the wind, like this beautiful painting. But when it dies, it is stiffens and becomes rigid (see photo below). No longer does it sway in the wind.

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And so it is with God’s people. Just listen to the Pen of Inspiration…

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“And it was told the house of David, saying, Syria is confederate with Ephraim. And his heart was moved, and the heart of his people, as the trees of the wood are moved with the wind.” Isaiah 7:2.

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So this verse presents the concept of trees swaying in the wind to the hearts of repentant sinners. When Christians are guided by God’s Spirit, they are easily convinced of sin. And they are easily led by the moving of the Spirit of God. This verse uses the metaphor of a tree swaying in the wind, comparing it to a repentant heart. But when church-goers are void of God’s Spirit, they are not so easily convinced of their own sin. They cannot bend. They are rigid, like a dead tree.

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Redwood Trees, Santa Cruz Mts, Cal (Boston Public Library) – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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This phenomenon can also be seen among people of the world, to a certain degree. When people are young, they seem to tolerate one another so much better than old folks. So often, old people become rigid and unforgiving of one another. So often they cut themselves off from family members over minor incidents: minor infractions that they would have easily let pass by in younger years.

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Old Man – Max Handrick – Alter Lastenträger – Wikimedia – Public Domain

Pilgrim’s Progress – 09, p29 – Obstinate – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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DRY TREE COMPARED TO A NATION

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Jesus in the above Bible passage from Luke 23, makes a profound statement when He says… For if they do these things in a green tree, what shall be done in the dry?”

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Being the Creator, Jesus well knew the behavior of Mankind. Jesus saw that nations grow and mature just as individual people do. And likewise, Jesus knew that nations grow old and die, just as do people.

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DRY TREE ALSO COMPARED TO THIS EARTH

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But Jesus in this statement is also pronouncing a prophecy concerning the world. In other words, Jesus is making a veiled prophecy that this world will go through a growing and maturing.

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But more than this, Jesus is proclaiming that the world will come to a point in which it will finally grow old and die, spiritually speaking.

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Oh yes, people are still living and inhabiting this world. Children are being born every second of the day on Planet Earth.

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But the world is beginning to experience a similar condition as does that fir-tree which finally dies and becomes rigid.

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THE PURPOSE OF THIS ARTICLE

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“Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look upon the earth beneath: for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall wax old like a garment, and they that dwell therein shall die in like manner: but My salvation shall be for ever, and My righteousness shall not be abolished.” Isaiah 51:6 

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The purpose of this article is to convince the Reader that this dying condition now exists on a world-wide scale. This world has existed for thousands of years. But just now the world is beginning to show the tell-tale signs of death. Because of sin and its results, this Earth has grown old prematurely. 

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There is a similarity between this world and a dry tree, just as Jesus spoke of… “For if they do these things in a green tree, what shall be done in the dry?” Luke 23:31.

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The above passage from Isaiah clearly states… “the earth shall wax old like a garment.”

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And this article will show why the earth is ready to be burned up, just as 2nd Peter states… “But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.”  2nd Peter 3:10.

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And though this is a less than pleasant subject to discuss; nevertheless it is a part of the truth. And as we all know, “the truth shall make you free.”

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4TH HORSEMAN OF THE APOCALYPSE

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“And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.” Revelation 6:8 

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The 4th Horse and his rider are a symbol of this same concept of death. And though these four horsemen are a picture of the four periods of the New Testament Church history, they also seem to be a commentary of the world during this same period.

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And now that we are at the final stage of the Church in the world, we are now in the time of the 4th Horse and his rider. In a number of ways, we are in this dispensation of death. So this concept stands as a witness to us, that death has come to us: death to wicked. Death-to-self-will of Believers. Death of the churches.

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And death to a dying planet… “But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.”  2nd Peter 3:10.

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In whatever way it occurs, this planet will finally burn.

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But just as the farmer burns his field at the end of harvest, so also the Lord will make preparations for a New Heavens and a New Earth…“Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.” 2nd Peter 3:13

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IT’S A BRAINWASHED WORLD TODAY

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Have you noticed what a brainwashed world we live in today? Television hammers its pet dogmas day and night. Over and over again, we hear the same ideas from morning till night. The radio shouts its ideologies at us day and night, till we become indoctrinated into some political persuasion.

TV: The Ultimate Mind-Control Device

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And then, on the other hand, if we watch a lot of TV, we become indoctrinated into some other political persuasion.

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Mankind is not content to allow a person to be an independent thinker. Children’s programs start out somewhat innocent, but the older they get, the more perverted do their TV shows become.

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It’s certainly a brainwashed world today!

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Our children go to school now, under the guise of learning the three “R’s”. But more and more, a subtle objective of schools is now becoming to indoctrinate our children into godless philosophies. Any teaching about the Bible is quickly smothered by worldly philosophies..

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For more on the subject of television, read this article…  “Television & The Image That Speaks”

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RELIGIOUS INDOCTRINATION

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It’s an intolerant world today!

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Various religions are becoming more and more intolerant of other religions.

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Don’t we now see a rigidness in our ideologies today like never before?

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IT’S A SEXUALIZED WORLD TODAY

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And have you noticed how sexualized this world is becoming today? When TV first began airing, the moral standards were much, much higher than they are today? Nowadays the children’s programs are often so perverted, it is appalling to think of what your grandkids might someday be watching (should time continue a few more decades.)

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The Internet is so filled with pornography, and you don’t have to seek it out. It comes looking for you! And seeking for your children too! The songs on the radio are becoming so sexualized today that it is horrifying to realize that these songs are being listened to and even sung by Christians’ very own children!

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Children are becoming sexually active at younger and younger years. Sexual perversion, which once was only whispered about is now being openly taught to your children in grade-school! Is this world falling apart, or what!?! Are we becoming a modern-day Sodom? It looks like we are!

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THAT NOTORIOUS CITY OF OLD NOW BECOMING A PANDEMIC PHENOMENON

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“Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom, it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.”  Matthew 17:28-30

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Has there always been sexually perverted societies? Oh yes. But now we are beginning to see this practically become a world-wide phenomenon.Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves…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…” Romans 1:24-28. 

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Notice it says repeatedly, “God gave them up”.  When a society becomes sexually perverted, that deviant behavior becomes a final sign that God has given up on that society. And it won’t be long before that society begins to fall apart. But now we are even beginning to see this phenomenon on a world-wide scale. So the obvious conclusion is that God has given up this world to its immoral condition.

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Truly this is another great sign that we have arrived at the end! 

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 A SIGN OF THE END

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It’s not that men-with-men is greater than all other sins. It’s just the last one!

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No, this sin is akin to adultery or fornication. All three of these are more or less equal in wickedness. Now most Christians understand that their own sins are just as grievous to God as are the sins of the world. And most Christians understand that we are not to be finger-pointing at the sins of others. And Christians are to have humility, considering that we are every bit as big sinners as those whom we might be tempted to scorn. 

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Listen to Paul… “This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.” 1st Timothy 1:15.

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This verse is not speaking of just Paul. He says it is, “a faithful saying, worthy of all acceptance”. In other words, we all need to accept this saying! We’re all dirty rotten sinners!

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GOD’S WAKE-UP CALL

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But we also need to understand that God is using this unnatural sin as a wake-up call, to sound the trumpet, that the end has come. The world is becoming so wicked, that it is impossible to imagine that the world can survive much longer!

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But in Romans, Chapter 1, God has spoken of this unnatural condition as a sin which occurs when God gives up a nation over to their lusts.

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Listen… “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 recompense of their error which was meet (just).” Romans 1:26, 27

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Both history and the Bible exemplifies this sin as a sign of the end. Just look at the great societies in history past, which fell into promiscuity, just prior to their downfall. And of course, the unforgettable account of the destruction of that wicked city stands as a warning against perversity in any society.

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IT’S A DIVIDED WORLD TODAY

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And have you noticed how divided the world is becoming?

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People seem as if they are binding themselves into bundles into their own ethnic or ideological groups today. What they call “celebrating our http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:SnagTree.jpgdiversity”, is quite often, just a code name for bigotry… “I’m no longer just a member of the human family. I’m a ________”(fill in the blank with what ever ethnic, political, or ideological group you wish)

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And have you noticed that even the Church World is becoming divided between the conservatives and liberals? And have you noticed the growing animosity between these two groups? It seems that this division is even now beginning to break families apart.

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We, as a world, are becoming rigid, as is this dead tree photo. Oh yes, there has always been such a rigidity in the world. But now it’s become so much more pronounced in these last few decades.

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IT’S AN INTOLERANT WORLD TODAY

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And notice how intolerant people are becoming today. In a society that was founded on the idea of freedom of speech, it seems that a lot of people would like to put an end to freedom of speech which doesn’t agree with their own particular ideology?

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Someone once said, “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it”.

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Well whether or not that person actually would have defended to the death my right to say something, things in the world have now deteriorated down to the level of this following statement… “I disapprove of what you say, and I’m going to court to try to stop you from saying it!”

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Word on the streets is that even some of the giant Internet search engines are merely waiting for the right moment, so they can begin diminishing the search-capability of Internet users to search the Internet for websites which don’t happen to agree with the politically correct politics of that particular search engine company. Unbelievable? Yes, unbelievable! But that’s just the word on the streets! (at the time of the writing of this article, the Internet giants had not yet begun to censor Christian websites, as they are now doing)

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PEOPLE GETTING TIRED OF FREEDOM?

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Somebody once said, “Give me liberty, or give me death”. The cry we sometimes hear now is, “If they don’t keep silent, we’ll give them death”. But it seems like the great experiment in freedom called the, “Sweet land of liberty”, is beginning to wane.

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We now are beginning to see a vast throng which no longer values freedom! They seem to have a Nazi-like mentality. Law upon law is now being enacted to restrict our choices: the food we eat, the things which are said, the places we can go.

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And when it comes to freedom of speech, many are ready discard the, “the land of liberty”, and all it stands for, merely to silence their political opponents. There has been a movement afoot to restrict political speech on the radio. There is a rigidness which is sweeping through the land, that’s very similar to that dead fir-tree photo. It’s very frightening to see this happening. But it is…happening!

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DIVISIVENESS SPOKEN OF IN DANIEL

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“And others, tempting Him, sought of Him a sign from heaven. But He, knowing their thoughts, said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against a house falls.” Luke 11:16, 17 

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The above passage was spoken by Jesus, as He looked down the corridors of time to this present day. But what does all this rigidness and divisiveness in today’s world have to do with anything? The fact is, not only did Jesus speak of this divisiveness in the world, but the Book of Daniel also spoke of such a time at the end.

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When Daniel interpreted Nebuchadnezzar’s dream of that giant image representing the future ruling kingdom’s of this world, there was a constant deterioration of the quality of metals which comprised this image. It began with gold as the head, but then turned to silver, then to brass, then to iron, then to clay mingled with iron.

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DANIEL EXPLAINS DREAM TO KING

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To make along story short, when at the very last of this prophetic account in Daniel, it is stated that at the last, just before God’s kingdom comes crashing into Earth, that the clay and iron mingled into the feet of this statue will not cling together… “And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potters’ clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, forasmuch as thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay. And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken. 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 2:41-43. 

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So we see that these last day kingdoms and peoples are divided and will not merge together. It was at this point that this great rock from heaven, God’s kingdom, comes crashing into Earth, and fills the whole Earth.

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IT’S A SHAKING WORLD TODAY

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“Thou hast made the earth to tremble; Thou hast broken it: heal the breaches thereof; for it shaketh.” Psalm 60:2

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Have you noticed just what a shaky world we live in today? It doesn’t tend to inspire confidence in this trembling real estate, we call Planet Earth, does it? Could it be said that, “Tera Firma is not so firma tera these days?”

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But it seems that God had this all figured out long ago. Just listen… “Fear, and the pit, and the snare, are upon thee, O inhabitant of the earth…and the foundations of the earth do shake. The earth is utterly broken down, the earth is clean dissolved, the earth is moved exceedingly. The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard, and shall be removed like a cottage” Isaiah 24:17-20 (condensed)

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The Bible actually compares this world to a woman in labor pains. Just listen… “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains.” Matthew 24:7, 8.

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So then, the 2nd Epistle of Peter gives us the following exhortation… “Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation (conduct & lifestyle) and godliness, Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God…?” 2nd Peter 3:11-13.  

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

By admin On January 15th, 2022

mass formation compulsion

Mask Mandates and vaccinations

careers

music

killing Jews and Christians

Did Jesus have OCD?

The best compulsion: Bible study and contemplation

Tribulation Worketh Patience

By admin On January 10th, 2022

Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:

By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;

And patience, experience; and experience, hope:

And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.

schedule

By admin On January 9th, 2022

THINGS TO BUY:

produce from natural foods or Freddies

7:30am walk to Mcdz

8am McDz

10am Treasures

10:15 prep lunch

10:30 ride to Freddies (check for veggies, lemons, tea)

11:00 lunch

11:45 Natural Foods

12:15 Goodwill

1:00 Library (listen to Thru The Bible)

3:00 TEMA ride bike home – prep dinner

4:00 Mcdz

5:30 Freddies (listen to vcy)

6:30 (Walmart for prayer)

8:00 Do website pics

 

Vernon McGee…Teacher of Babylon?

By admin On January 5th, 2022

The Church of God has been growing in apostasy for several centuries, ever since persecution ceased by The Church of Rome in Europe. Worldly compromises have steadily crept into the church-world over the last two centuries. (For detailed information about these compromises, the Reader is encouraged to read such articles as…) 

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And yet, in spite of this growing apostasy, God did not completely abandon His Lukewarm people. Perhaps, the world’s most popular daily Bible study is now the 5-year “Thru The Bible” study, heard daily via many radio stations, both domestically as well as in other nations, hosted by the late, John Vernon McGee.

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And when it began in the 1970’s it seemed like a very great way to be introduced to the Bible via its, book-by-book, chapter-by-chapter, and sometimes even verse-by-verse systematic study through the entire Bible, over a five year period, then repeating itself for another five year period. And so, a new listener could “jump in” at any point and continue, knowing that in five years, he or she would have completed the entire Bible, regardless of whatever book of the Bible they first jumped in at.

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And Vernon McGee made a very plain and easy to understand presentation, often adding his own humorous quips, grandfatherly advice, and folksy “down-home” witticisms, which only made his study that much more popular with neophyte Christians.

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Unfortunately, McGee’s study has its flaws.

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First, how McGee ever concluded that there is humor in the Bible, thus allowing him to tell jokes, quips, witticisms etc., is truly a mystery! Because the Bible, while being the very essence of godly love, sympathy, tenderness, etc., never resorts to humor, or jesting, no, not even once! This uses of worldly humor is just one of the worldly compromises which has crept into the Christian community. 

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McGee was an avid supporter of the Scofield Study Bible, and as such, McGee was misled by this false teacher in a number of different areas, such as the Pre-Tribulation Rapture. 

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McGee also believed in Eternal Torment, which was a heresy via The Church of Rome’s misunderstanding of proper Bible hermeneutics requiring all related passages to be rightly balanced concerning this subject. Well, time and space does not permit McGee’s flaws to be thoroughly reviewed.

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Sufficed it to say, that McGee had many other errors in his teachings which marred his efforts to present a systematic, verse-by-verse, chapter-by-chapter, book-by-book daily study through the entire Bible in five years.  

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But aside from that grave error, Doctor McGee also allowed himself to be heavily influenced by the extremely flawed, even heretical writings of Cyrus Scofield, who, among other heresies, convinced McGee that there was a previous creation, dying off prior to the 7 day Creation week recorded in Genesis! This grievous error, McGee somewhat publicly renounced on his radio program, prior to the end of his 5-year Thru The Bible radio series.

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He also clung tenaciously to Scofield’s Pre-Tribulation Rapture teachings, as well as Scofield’s hyper-dispensationalism teachings.

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On the other hand, to McGee’s credit, he did believe in Election by grace and grace alone. And his 5-year series stayed fairly much within the basic parameters of Bible truth. And truth-be-told, much of his daily teachings were really excellent, barring the aforementioned Scofield-inspired false doctrines (A Pre-Adamic-Creation, Hyper-Dispensationalism, and Pre-Tribulation Rapture, as well as his irreverent humor).

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Nevertheless, his grandfatherly demeanor was very biblical and even much needed and appreciated by so many of his followers, who grew up in non-Christian homes, void of Bible-believing parents to nurture them up in the Word, on a daily basis.

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Therefore, with great sadness it must be confessed that McGee’s ministry was severely tarnished with the same Babylonish influences and errors, of which God is now calling His people to come out of and separate from… “Come out of her (Babylon) My people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.” Revelation 18:4

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The great day of God is upon us! And God is wanting to purify His Elect with the same purity as Jesus Christ possessed, even as it is written…“And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.” 1st John 3:3. Without such Christlike purity, it would be impossible for God’s people to “shine forth as the Sun“, as Matthew 13:43 prophesy’s of in these last moments of New Testament times.

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But the very Good News is, that we still have opportunity to study God’s Word for our own selves. And along with the teachings of the messages of the three angels of Revelation 14, there is ample study material to keep one extremely busy “until the Lord come”. 1st Corinthians 4:5

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And praise the Lord, He has given us two very wonderful patriarchs  who did not rely on worldly humor, to fill the void of our “less than godly family situations”! Both Harold Camping and Ellen White can more than compensate for our needs as we join this end-time exodus away from this City of Destruction, and begin our heavenward sojourn to the Celestial City of God, the heavenly Promised Land!

Christmas, the Highest Form of Praise

By admin On December 30th, 2021

There is a saying in the world, which goes…”Imitation is the highest form of praise”

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One of the most revered holidays is the Christmas holiday (or, “holy-day”). It is celebrated in many nations of the world, by Christians and non-Christians alike!

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But where did Christmas come from? Where and when did Christmas come into being?

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Well, Hislop’s book, “The Two Babylons” presents the history of Christmas, and how it originally came from ancient Babylon, as a day celebrating Babylonian gods. But during the rise of the Church of Rome, that apostate organization, in colaboration with pagan Rome began to mingle various Babylonian holidays into Christianity, thinking to appeal to a wider audience and following within that apostate church. Thus, both Easter and Christmas are rooted in paganism. The Bible even speaks of Easter as a day to celebrate the resurrection of the god, Tammuz, in which the Hebrew women went gathered at sunrise to weep for that pagan deity just prior to his rising from the dead.

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But Christmas was a day in which another pagan god was celebrated

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And of course, Satan, made sure that both these pagan holy-days had enough similarity to the birth, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ to make such a transfer into Christianity very easy!

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And Hislop’s book, “The Two Babylons makes very distinct, the connection with the Church of Rome to ancient, pagan Babylon…thus his title, “The TWO Babylons”.

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Now, the main purpose of this article is to showcase how the Protestant churches never completely came out from under the authoritarian rule of the Church of Rome. Oh yes, they discarded much of Rome’s traditions, such as the deification of Mary, Mother of Jesus. And they did away with the “paying of Indulgences” to get their loved ones freed from the netherworld dungeon, called Hell.

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But tragically, the Protestant churches clung to these holy-days (and also, the false doctrine of eternal torment, another false church-doctrine created by the Roman Catholic Church).

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And the point to be made today, is that by celebrating these Roman Catholic holy-days, the Christian community is actually praising the Church of Rome. Yes, “imitation is the highest form of praise”. And by using pagan terminology, such as “The Trinity” (which Hislop proved originated from the worship of the triune Fish-god of Babylon and found its way into Catholicism), the Protestant churches no longer protested that apostate religion but continued to drink of her intoxicating wine of false doctrines!

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And don’t imagine for one moment that this imitation by Christians has escaped the notice of the Catholic Church. Not for one moment! But rather Catholics undoubtedly use such a praise-worthy imitation as proof that they are the true chosen church of God! Thus, the Protestant church are unknowingly causing millions of deceived worldlings to join the Catholic Church, the very same church which persecuted, tortured, imprisoned, and murdered perhaps, millions of Christians during those long, bloody centuries called The Dark Ages of Europe!

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Yes, when we imitate the world, we unknowingly give praise to “the god of this world”, Satan!

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The Good News is that instead of praising the Church of Rome, and instead of praising the World, God is just now giving us opportunity to come out of Babylon, and begin praising our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Yes, by throwing off the stench of our world-loving ways, and purifying ourselves into the glorious image of Christ, we can become changed into vessels of gold, praising our Lord in all we think, do, and say, wherever we go!

stubbornness

By admin On December 13th, 2021

“For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king.”

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;

The Return of Elijah, Part 5: “Fathers & Children” CONTINUED “Children and Atheism”

By admin On December 8th, 2021

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The Return of Elijah, Part 5: “Fathers & Children” CONTINUED “Children and Atheism”

To read Part 1, go here…June 22 (The Return of Elijah, Part 1: “Fathers & Children”)

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“Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet

before the coming of the great and dreadful

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And he shall turn the heart of the fathers

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and the heart of the children to their fathers,

lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.”

Malachi 4:5, 6

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There’s a great deal of speculation about this above passage concerning the return of Elijah, the Prophet, just prior to the, “great and terrible day of the Lord”. 

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Will this Elijah be the exact same Elijah who came to Israel back in the days of the kings of Israel?

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Or will he be another individual, who, like John the Baptist, will come in the spirit and power of Elijah?

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Or was this Old Testament prophecy fulfilled in the coming of John the Baptist?

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And these are the three most popular theories about this most infamous human prophet who is to return in these last moments of time.

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THE FLOODS OF EVIL

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But notice that our signature Bible passage speaks of Elijah turning the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to the fathers.

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And let’s face it! Satan has so poisoned the waters of our society to the degree that learning the sinful ways of this world is “as easy as falling off” that proverbial, “log!”

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ABOVE PICTURE: television & the image of Satan – www.signsofheaven.org

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For a nation which was created by God to become a safe-haven of refuge from the persecution and tyranny which went on for centuries in Europe, The United States has tragically devolved into a different form of tyranny and persecution.

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Satan used the apostate church-world to bring about what was named, The Dark Ages, by means of oppression of God’s people, as well as many secularists. Dungeons, torture chambers, poverty, book-burning, incineration of humans, banishment from society, and false church-doctrines were the order of the day during those centuries.

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But today, Satan has come against humanity with new weapons of mass destruction. Instead of famine/scarcity/poverty, this master-of-persecution has been flooding the western nations with opulence, over-abundance, hedonistic-pleasures, which has proved far more destructive than his former weapons of war.

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One of Satan’s rather new assault weapons has become atheism. Yes, atheism, the belief that there is no God has resulted in tearing down the law of God which was the glue which held societies together. Yes, the Bible speaks of this in such passages as…“Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.” Romans 3:19

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Here we see that the entire world is “under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.” Romans 3:19

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Now, this little series called, “The Return of Elijah” has primarily focused on the fact that when Elijah does return, “he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers” Malachi 4:6

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Well, this is a very wonderful verse when we consider that our society has devolved into a very self-serving one. In other words, focus of many or perhaps most is upon seeking after materialistic/fleshly and vain pleasures and the proud and ambitious pursuits.

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And instead of schooling their children at home, most pre-occupied parents have left this responsibility up to our atheistic school-systems! Thus, most children have been thoroughly indoctrinated into atheism, socialism, hedonism, as well as sexual perversions!

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And now, the western societies are “reap(ing) the whirlwind”, as the Prophet, Hosea puts it!

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Yes, much or most of the younger generation have been raised without a firm foundation. They are like a ship, driven and tossed with the wind, having little or no moral compass. Just listen to the desperate pleas in social media from confused teens who are delving into immorality, not even realizing right from wrong, even in the most basic of fundamental truths of nature!

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And like never before, young people are turning to suicide, drugs, rap-music, and other tragic pursuits, simply because they have never received a spiritual upbringing from their detached, distracted, and disengaged parents.

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DON’T WAIT FOR ELIJAH!

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Well, the Good News is that we don’t have to wait for Elijah to show up (whom this website teaches, to actually be speaking of God’s end-time Elect people, collectively)!

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We can begin right now to put away the vain and foolish pursuits which steal away the precious moments with our children and with His Word!

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And by spending copious time contemplating the Bible and nature, parents can direct the hearts of their children upward to Heaven in such away that they will be able to withstand the fierce trials and temptations which will undoubtedly assail us all in these coming days, and prepare us to walk through the Everlasting Doors which will open up for each and every child of the King on that glorious day!

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to build a wall of protection around my family, by my own faithfulness to Thy divine will

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… OCTOBER 24 (Taking Back This Nation For God! Part 3: A Hedge With A Swinging Gate!)or you can also read this article…SEPTEMBER 1 (Our Favorite Babysitter: Satan! Part 2: To Die For My Child?) or this next article… April 8 (Finding Perfect Peace, Pt. 8, “Protecting Our Kids”)

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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1st FACE…THE NIGHT WATCHMAN

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Blue_moon_of_31.08.2012.jpg“MOON IS CONFOUNDED”… The first face, a man’s face, is easy to see. It is that proverbial ‘Man in the Moon’. Most have seen it. Even as little children. (The other two faces are not so easy to see.  But let’s concentrate on the first face.) Notice that the ‘Man in the Moon’ appears as though he is looking down at the Earth. ‘Shock and Awe’. That’s the look on his face. Sadness too! You might even see the tears running down his cheeks. (“Rivers of waters run down mine eyes, because they keep not thy law.” Psalm 119:136) The Moon is spoken of as a “faithful witness”. God’s covenanted law is spoken of as a faithful witness as well. Listen to the Psalmist…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…Moon Into Blood Trilogy: 1st Face: The Night Watchman

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TOMORROW…

 

September 4 (We Wrestle Not Against Flesh & Blood! Part 5, “Satan’s Psychological War Against Our Children!”)

 

 

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Bizarro-man’s Kryptonite

By admin On December 2nd, 2021

The Serpent of Old Constellation

By admin On November 30th, 2021

Luke 21:25 foretells the following…”And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;”

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Here is one of the last events to happen just prior to the return of Christ, for it is written…”And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.” Luke 21:28

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If ever there was a time to be looking up, as this verse commands, it is NOW!

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And while looking up, has the Reader yet located the “Serpent of Old Constellation”? Well, by all means do so! It is a very remarkable constellation with jaws made from the very same stars that form the head of that ancient Babylonian constellation, “Draco”.

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Now, the body of Draco is made of completely different stars than the body of this Serpent of Old Constellation. Just the four stars which make up the head of Draco are the very same four stars which form the jaws of the Serpent of Old.

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The reason for bringing this up is to use this Serpent of Old Constellation’s jaws to illustrate the main point of today’s devotional.

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You see, those four stars which comprise the Serpents jaws make him appear to have his deadly jaws wide open. And one of the remarkable aspects of this is discovered by following the two trajectories of each jaw, both the upper as well as the lower jaws.

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And if one should do this, it will be discovered that the lower jaw makes a straight line across the night-sky to, guess where?

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The two stars of the lower jaw makes a trajectory straight to the Valley of Decision Constellation!

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But if you should follow the trajectory of the two stars which comprise the upper jaw, guess where that leads to?

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The two stars of the upper jaw makes a trajectory straight across the night-sky to the five foolish virgin stars on the Broad Way to Hell Constellation which is part of the Valley of Decision Constellation!

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So just why is this important?

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Well, the reason why these two trajectories are important is because they illustrate the great purpose of Satan, as he leads the apostate portion of the Church to The Valley of Decision, to be judged, and then ultimately down to Hell!

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Here is where the parable of the Ten Virgins begins to have great significance in these last days! You see, in that parable, the five foolish virgins could not make it into the wedding supper. Because, when their lamps went out, they just did not have any oil in their vessels to see the Way into the wedding supper! And only the five wise virgins had back-up oil to light their Way into the supper.

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Here is a great illustration concerning the seal of God and the mark of the Beast!

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To put it very concisely, only those who have the oil of God’s Holy Spirit in their vessels (their hearts), have the seal of God. But those who do not have oil in their vessels (their hearts) will soon be filled with the character of Satan, which is the spirit of Antichrist, which is the spirit of the world.

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Now both groups had oil in their lamps, which symbolized the Word of God, the Bible. And yet, those lamps all went out! Here is a frightening truth which many do not fully grasp. In these last days, it appears as if God is going to withdraw His Spirit from the Bible. And those who have been hiding His precious promises in their hearts will be required to walk by whatever scriptures they have already stored within.

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But those who have been too busy in the world will find themselves bankrupt and left in darkness on that Day!

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In other words, at some point in time, God’s people will be required to rely only upon whatever portion of the Bible they previously hid in their hearts via the daily study and contemplation of God’s precious promises. But the foolish ones in the Church had been so preoccupied with the cares and pleasures of the world that they neglected to do the ever-so-critical heart-work necessary to stand in the Evil Day!

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Listen again to Luke….”And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares. For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.” Luke 21:34-36

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Here is a warning to all, that we must not allow the cares and pleasures of this life eclipse our necessary preparation for the coming crisis!

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Jesus plainly revealed to His disciples that true Salvation can only be revealed by a total devotion to God…”So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be My disciple.” Luke 14:33

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And so, there are many in today’s church-world who have been deceived by their church-leaders into believing that they can still vigorously pursue the many seemingly “good” pleasures and ambitious pursuits of this selfish world, and still maintain a relationship with Christ. Oh yes, those foolish ones go to church each week. And oh yes, they have enjoyed many fruitful Bible studies in the past.

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But when that dreadful Day finally arrives, it will be so sad when they discover that they were totally bankrupt of heavenly grace: no oil in their vessels (their hearts)!

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And so, this is why that wily old serpent, the Devil and Satan is leading all the foolish ones in the Church to the Valley of Decision, and ultimately off to Hell!

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Listen…”Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision.” Joel 3:14

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Well, there is a bit of Good News, in spite of this dreadful news just presented.

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You see, in His great mercy, God has allowed just enough time for all of us who have foolishly squandered our precious moments seeking for earthly treasures and pleasures, to repent! Yes, those of us who have been foolish virgins, spiritually speaking, can use this little probationary time remaining, to cry out to God for mercy and grace!

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Listen to James 4:4, 8-10, as he speaks to God’s professed people…”Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God… Draw nigh to God, and He will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He shall lift you up.”

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Not only does God consider worldly-minded Christians His enemies, but he graciously calls us to a deep repentance and a heart-felt humbling before His throne, crying out to Him for another chance!

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And so, O man, woman, and child, we have our work cut out for us! There is not a moment to lose! The Evil Day is upon us! There is no more time to dilly-dally in the world! We must continue to beg and plead for God’s grace, until we are firmly standing upon the solid Rock of holiness and victorious Christ-likeness!

How To Read the Psalms

By admin On November 28th, 2021

Daily Devotional, Year 3, December 24 (1st Corinthians 13…the Love Chapter: “Love Does Not Insist Upon Its Own Way”)

By admin On November 28th, 2021

Satan’s No Simpleton!

By admin On November 20th, 2021

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One of the most remarkable sights is revealed when we realize that God has created the stors of the heavens to tell the Gospel story!

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THE SERPENT OF OLD CONSTELLATION

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And if one should look in the vicinity of Corona Borealis, he or she might behold a constellation known as the “Serpent of Old Constellation”.

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It is a very remarkable constellation with jaws made from the very same stars that form the head of that ancient Babylonian constellation, “Draco”.

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Now, even though the head is the same, the body of Draco is made of completely different stars than the body of this Serpent of Old Constellation. Just the four stars which make up the head of Draco are the very same four stars which form the jaws of the Serpent of Old.

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ABOVE STAR-CHART – seen late summer into fall only – Serpent Constellation – comprised of the head of Draco, plus stars from the Bootes Constellation – www.signsofheaven.org – not for profit use

Yes, this constellation reminds us of Satan, as he deceived the very first humans, coming in the form of a serpent, convincing them to transgress the one and only law of God given to them to obey!

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And this Master-Deceiver has been busily deceiving the human race ever since!

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One way in which he deceives humans is to convince us that he doesn’t even exist. And then he has perpetuated many false ideas about science, specifically designed to explain away his workings, as if they are merely the result of natural occurrences.

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Mental illnesses are a dramatic illustration of Satan’s genius as he disguises the true cause…devil possession, or devil harassment.

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Now, another ingenious tactic Satan uses, is to camouflage his attacks by using existing circumstances to misdirect people from realizing the true spiritual nature of his workings.

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For example, Satan might use a personal tragedy as an opportunity to strike a person with so-called, ‘mental illness’. And then, everybody assumes it was the tragedy or personal loss responsible for the mental illness.

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Another example of Satan’s sophistry is how he uses the physical appearance or effeminate mannerisms of an individual to provide cover for Satan’s tempting that person into a life of unnatural sexual desires. The result is that people just assume that person’s abhorrent attractions are due to genetic causes, when they are actually the workings of devils!

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And these and countless other deceptions are enough to convince us that so much of mankind’s troubles are due to natural causes, thus further erasing Satan and his vast unseen armies from any blame for the world’s woes.

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We humans are so easy to deceive! We just imagine that if Satan does exist, he is no more than some pitch-fork wielding imp in red long-johns! We think that if Satan exists, he’s just some sort of simpleton, when the truth is, that we are the true simpletons! After all, don’t we think that he’s smart enough to cover his tracks? Don’t we understand that if we truly realized that he is “the god of this world”, we would begin to cry out to the true God of Heaven for deliverance?

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The true worshiper of Christ will hopefully not be “ignorant of his devices”. This world is literally teeming with Satan’s deceptions! And the vast majority of the human race are totally deceived as to the true nature and existence of the spiritual battle raging all around us!

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Well, the Good News is, that this is still the hour in which we can cry out for heavenly wisdom, and the ability to read, contemplate, and understand the Book which has been given to Mankind…the Holy Bible! And that Book will become our guide-map out of this very deceptive world of selfishness and death! And there awaits a Promised Land in which we will never again be deceived! Because the Devil, Lucifer, will be forever vanquished. He won’t even exist! And in that wonderful Land, we will live forevermore…forever happy, and forever young!

Daily Devotional, Year 4 – June 5 (Taking Back This Nation For God! Part 21: “Turn Not To The Right Hand, Nor To The Left!”)

By admin On November 10th, 2021

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – June 5

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Taking Back This Nation For God!

Part 21:

“Turn Not To The Right Hand, Nor To The Left!”

To read Part 1, click here…“March 28th (Taking Back This Nation For God)

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We must remember the Wise Man’s advice…

“Keep thy heart with all diligence;

for out of it are the issues of life. 

Put away from thee a froward mouth,

and perverse lips put far from thee.

Let thine eyes look right on,

and let thine eyelids look straight before thee.

Ponder the path of thy feet,

and let all thy ways be established.

TURN NOT TO THE RIGHT HAND, NOR TO THE LEFT:

remove thy foot from evil.”

Proverbs 4:24-27 

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Thanksgiving-Brownscombe.jpgA NEW NATION WAS FORMED

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Those who long ago sailed to this fledging nation exhausted from the centuries of religious/civil tyranny in Europe, began what they thought was to be a Christian nation!

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Scene_at_the_Signing_of_the_Constitution_of_the_United_States.jpgYes, America was the beginning of a great experiment in freedom of political/religious speech as well as liberty of conscience!

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And God mercifully gave this nation an incredible constitution: a wonderful gift given by the Almighty, because of cruel tyranny He allowed by the harsh hand of Satan, throughout the various European nations during the centuries of The Dark Ages.

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And the forefathers of this new nation eventually named it, “The United States of America”.

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Scene at the Signing of the Constitution of the United States by H.C. Christy – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Burgkmair_whore_babylon_color.jpg“And I…saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy” 

Revelation 13:1  

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Of course, Satan didn’t get killed back there in Europe. Nor was his tyrannical Beast-system killed. It merely received a deadly wound, and yet, was eventually healed.

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But Satan had a new challenge presented to him: how he might possibly infiltrate and eventually destroy this new Christian nation, The USA.

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Well, that was really no problem! You see, Satan well knew that he would eventually turn this nation into the 2nd Beast of Revelation 13: The False Prophet.

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ABOVE ENGRAVING: Whore – Babylon – Burgkmair – 1523 AD – this old engraving shows that the Church once realized that the Babylon Mother of Harlots was actually the apostate churches – Wikimedia – US Public Domain

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https://theheavensdeclare.net/flood-waters-of-satan/“And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.”

Revelation 13:11

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Yes, this 2nd beast of Revelation (which arises up in strength from its opulent materialism derived from the natural resources of the earth), has “two horns like a lamb, and speaks as a dragon” (Satan)!

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ABOVE PICTURE: Satan, The False Prophet who now in these last days destrohys the churches via a world-loving prosperity-driven false gospel – www.signsofheaven.org

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SATAN CAUSES TROUBLE

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But while God’s people were hoping to make a place of refuge from the wickedness they left behind, Satan was already bringing his own people across the waters: secularists, and pseudo-Christians.

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And it didn’t take long before he had already stirred up trouble in this young nation: slavery, wars with native Americans, and religious persecution had soon become the order of the day.

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But the God-given constitution finally prevailed, and after a long struggle, the Constitution ended slavery. And the following decades saw the eventual demise of racism.

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Oh no, not that this world could ever be perfect! No, but eventually both Native Americans and Black Americans gradually rose in stature, even becoming leaders in their communities, and some even world leaders!

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This was truly a remarkable accomplishment, thanks be to our Constitution!

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Legree – Wikipedia – Public Domain

President Barack Obama – Wikipedia – US Govt. Public Domain

Ben Nighthorse Campbell Senator – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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“Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other.”

Psalm 85:10 

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But still, Satan was not going to give up! And because the Bible prophesied that this False Prophet had “two horns as a lamb”, Satan knew he must give this deceiving beast two horns of power like the Lamb of God: Compassion & Morality.

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Yes, just as Jesus is the very essence of mercy & truth, righteousness & peace, Satan would give this False Prophet those very qualities…yet without the power of God.

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ABOVE PICTURE: Satan, The False Prophet who now in these last days destroys the churches via a world-loving prosperity-driven false gospel – www.signsofheaven.org

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“And he (the 2nd Beast) causeth all…that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark…of the beast…”

Revelation 13:16, 17 [condensed] 

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And so, as we now sadly witness this nation become deeply divided, we begin to understand why. This False Prophet was prophesied to begin persecution once again. And just like the first Beast of Revelation, this second Beast would eventually choke off the true and unvarnished Gospel from being preached. And those who refused to conform their characters into the image of Satan’s present-day antichrist world-system would likewise suffer persecution, even death!

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So, what we are now seeing is a False Prophet Beast with two horns, The DIVIDED States of America!

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ABOVE PICTURE: Satan, The False Prophet who now in these last days destroys the churches via a world-loving prosperity-driven false gospel – www.signsofheaven.org

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:At_a_loss.svgNow, at this point, someone would asked the obvious question: “If these two political powers are both horns on the same beast, why in the world does one horn seem so overtly evil, while the other horn appears to be so morally correct?”

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Question Mark – Wikimedia – Public Domain.

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Shoppers_on_Dundas,_near_Yonge.jpg“This know also, that in the last days…men shall be…fierce, despisers…Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away”

2nd Timothy 3:1, 3,5

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Well, it’s not difficult to realize that this is a very evil and selfish world!

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Virgo_(11).jpgAnd so, the real question which should be asked is, “Why does there seem to exist so much supposed goodness in this evil Luciferion world?”

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This above passage from 2nd Timothy gives us a giant revelation concerning the supposed goodness we see so often: namely, there exists a “form of godliness” in this world, yet entirely separate from true godliness: a counterfeit goodness.

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Paradise_Lost_3.jpg“And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the (counterfeit) ministers of righteousness”

2nd Corinthians 11:14, 15

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This above passage from 2nd Corinthians 11:14, 15, pulls back the curtain on the inner-workings of Satan in this world: that while manifesting himself to the world as a pitchfork wielding mischievous evil-loving demon, his greatest deception is to come in the form of an angel of light, bringing a countless army of human followers who all have the appearance of being “the Good Guys”, yet actually are filled with his antichrist spirit! And that is why there appears to be so much supposed goodness in the world! A façade of morality and kindness!

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Gustave Dore – Paradise Lost illustration – Lucifer becomes Satan – Wikimedia – US Public Domain

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“The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart: his words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords”

Psalm 55:21 

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Yes, as this above verse from Psalm 55:21 reveals, there are many deceivers in the world, whose words may seem benign, but are actually warriors of Satan!

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And so, let’s no longer be simple-minded Christians, but rather be, “wise as serpents, and harmless as doves…in the midst of wolves…in sheep’s clothing” Matthew 10:16 & 7:15

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“GOOD NEWS FROM A FAR COUNTRY”

Proverbs 25:25

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Well just how this battle between these two lamblike horns will turn out, only God knows!

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We’ll have to wait and see just which horn will prevail? Or maybe they’ll join forces to persecute God’s people!

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But for those who are tired of this out-of-control world, “…an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness…” Isaiah 35:8

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Yes, for those who wish to escape this soon-to-be-doomed world, there is a highway which leads gently upward. And the Lamb of God is calling for each and every weary soul to become Heaven-bound pilgrims, sojourning out of this pandemic madness! The heavenly Promised Land is awaiting!

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And it is a good Land, a land of peace & harmony & brotherly love, and, “a land flowing with milk and honey”, in which we will truly be forever happy, and forever young! 

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ABOVE PICTURE: The True Upward Pathway www.signsofheaven.org

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to escape this awful and fearful judgment which seems to be falling on this society. Let me hide myself in Thy secret pavilion until the indignation be overpast… 

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read May 12 (The Devil Made Me Do It! Part 10: “Mass Insanity, Or Devilish Design (or Both)?”)or you can also read this article…NOVEMBER 4 (The Devil Made Me Do It! Part 4: The God of This World Made Us Do It!)

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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DRAGON’S WAVE OF WATER

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Dragon of Revelation 12 Constellation

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In Revelation, the Dragon of Revelation 12 is described as having seven heads, ten horns, and seven crowns. However, the Dragon of Revelation 12 Constellation  up in the night sky does not. But God has faithfully created this wave of water, in such a way, as to illustrate this same concept of the seven heads, ten horns, and seven crowns. Because this wave of water is basically comprised of ten stars.

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The main body of the wave has seven stars (#’s 1 thru 7, in the sketch), and the tip of the crest of the wave has the other three stars, (#’s 8, 9, 10).

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So in this wave, we see the same 7/10 numbering found in the Revelation description of the heads/horns/crowns of the Dragon.

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And this gives us a great clue, as to where in the Bible we should look, to find out the riddle as to just what or who do these 7 heads, 10 crowns, and 7 horns represent. Because, the Bible speaks very much about floods and waters as being associated with Satan (the Dragon).

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Listen again… “When the waves of death compassed me…THE FLOODS OF UNGODLY MEN made me afraid. The sorrows of Hell compassed me about;” 2nd Samuel 22:5.

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ATHEISM AND THE NUMBER “6”

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And so, without going into a lengthy discussion, let’s just say that of all the 7 heads of Antichrist, the head which most closely aligns with atheism would logically be the 6th head. And why the 6th head? The Book of Revelation, Chapter 13 warns that the Antichrist Beast has a number of 666. And it describes this number as being the “number of a man”. The number “6” in Scripture has to do with “Man”. It is a number which reminds of the 6th Day of Creation; the day that Man was created. Man was created on the 6th day. And so, Mankind is very much connected with the number “6” 

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And since atheism is the religion which holds Mankind as the supreme ruler of Earth, then the number “6”, being the number of Man, seems to correspond to the 6th head of Antichrist, very well. 

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Now these ideas may not be “written in stone”, as the saying goes. And nothing hinges upon, nor falls apart, with or without these theories. But sufficed to say, there is strong evidence that these concepts have biblical support. 

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And so, this 6th star in the Revelation 12 Dragon’s wave of water, would correspond to the 6th head of the Antichrist Beast. And as already said, “waves” in Scripture, represent the many false ideologies which Satan has flooded the world with, throughout time. So that is why this Signs Of Heaven website believes that atheism was the 6th head of Antichrist.

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But if the reader wishes to explore these things in more depth, please go to “Floodwaters of Satan-Introduction”.

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… Floodwaters of the False Prophet: Socialism/Humanitarianism

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TOMORROW…

Daily Devotional, Year 4 – March 31 (The False Prophet, Part 33: “The 7th Head: Morality, Counterfeit of Christianity”)

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