Signs, Signs, Everywhere Signs: Is the Earth Entering the Latter Days

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“Are Birth Pangs beginning to be felt on Earth?”

This article with three videos indicate that we are living in the last days that precede the return of Christ.

Originally posted on These Christian Times:

Are Birth Pangs beginning to be felt on Earth? Are Biblical implications being played out as we speak? We cannot ignore the warnings signs that may be playing out before us. We have wars and rumors of wars. The Israeli/Gaza conflict, Russia/Ukraine Crisis, Iraq/Isis Crisis, and many other crisis/conflicts that are happening around the world seem to be leading to some climatic end game. Dangerous plagues are beginning to appear seemingly out of nowhere and the Ebola virus is set to become a terrifying Global Pandemic. I haven’t even mentioned other viruses that are trying to take hold of the world. Are we witnessing signs? Is there something truly going on? Matthew 24:7-8, “For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and in various places there will be famines and earthquakes. 8″But all these things are merely the beginning of birth pangs.

There is a feeling in the…

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Divine Love and Anger, Grace and Judgment

Divine Love and Anger, Grace and Judgment.

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Excellent excerpts from Chris Wright’s commentary on Jeremiah ‘the weeping prophet’.

“. . .But whose tears?. . . In many of those texts the words of the prophet and the words of God blend together so closely that it is difficult to be sure who the weeping speaker is.  It is not merely that Jeremiah speaks God’s words; he also feels God’s feelings. . .”

I have been reading Jeremiah again. I am only half way through and it’s been quite a few weeks because I keep starting and stopping.  It is the saddest book in the Bible that reveals God’s broken heart over His people, over us- people He created and loves who have turned their backs to Him and rejected Him. We need to take God seriously and listen to His voice. We need to come up to His standards and forsake our evil and compromising ways.  One day soon He will come for a pure and holy people.  Will we be among them?  Will Jesus find faith on earth?

THIS IS A ‘MUST READ’ MESSAGE TO US TODAY-

 AMERICA-REPENT OR PERISH!  REPENT AND RETURN TO GOD!

 

Persecution of the Saints: The Fear and the Pit and the Snare

Shofar:

WOW, FOLKS! YOU GOTTA READ THIS!

Pardon my French but “The shit is already hitting the fan!”

I’m just repeating how a Bible teacher expressed his feelings on this topic!

“The end times were always about forcing those who honor God and Jesus with their lips to make a real choice.”

 

Originally posted on End Times Prophecy Report:

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END TIMES PERSECUTION OF THE SAINTS: The Fear and the Pit and the Snare

END TIMES PERSECUTION OF THE SAINTS : The Fear and the Pit and the Snare – The London Dungeon. Guillotine. [Source: Johnny's Picture Diary: England > London Dungeon 02/02-2002 ]

THE COMING END TIMES PERSECUTION OF THE SAINTS

What does the Bible Say?

THE WHORE OF BABYLON THE GREAT

The Corporate Media has been awash with talk of persecution and martyrdom of Christians.

In Syria.

In the Middle East.

All over the world.

Why is that?

Has the Corporate Media suddenly developed this great love for Christians–a group it absolutely despises?  Is it trying to warn believers?  Do they really believe that “Brotherhood of Man” stuff they’re constantly pushing on the great unwashed?

No.

No.

And no.

It’s all about fear.

THE FEAR AND THE PIT AND THE SNARE

The Coming Persecution – This article is a good overview of the stated objectives of the New…

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The Wrong Side of Eternity

Shofar:

This is a very important read!

Make sure you’re on the RIGHT SIDE!

 “We ought to obey God rather than men.”  Acts 5:29b

 “choose you this day whom ye will serve. . . but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.” Joshua 24:15 

“Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.  Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.”  Matthew 7:13-15

Originally posted on Truth2Freedom's Blog:

The church in drag is here. Not content in some quarters with God’s design, she seeks a gender change to become an artificial creation of man’s vain imagination. But it’s not a good look.

The progressive Christian bandwagon has a rainbow flag, men in pink feather boas, and Democratic Party politicians. And as certain apostate churches jump on, I think Jesus might be jumping off.

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POST-CHRISTIAN AMERICA AND THE NEW WORLD ORDER

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Our once great Christian America is subtly being transformed into a New World Order, as it was boldly revealed on the reverse side of every US$ Federal Reserve Note since 1935. Please read Drgold’s latest post!

Originally posted on God's Hidden Nuggets for the Endtimes:

THE DECLINE OF CHRISTIAN AMERICA

As the nation celebrates America’s 238th birthday on the 4th of July, we are also witnessing a great decline of Christian America, and a subtle transition into a New World Order, as boldly revealed on the reverse side of every US$ Federal Reserve Note. Whatever happened to Christian America, where the name of Jesus Christ was highly esteemed, when people celebrated his birth each year and greeted one another with a hearty Merry Christmas’, now replaced by Happy Holidays; where Biblical values and morality were respected, and practicing sin, a shame?

Never was there a nation in history so great as America who spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ along with her humanitarian efforts, as the salt of the earth, and the light of the worldMt5:13,14. Despite her many shortcomings, Christian America was highly regarded for…

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FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT OF FAITH- Soldiers in God’s Army

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FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT OF FAITH- Soldiers in God’s Army

WE ARE IN A DEADLY WAR WITH SATAN!  ARE YOU IN THE LORD’S ARMY?

You are in the LORD’S ARMY only if JESUS is your Lord and Savior, and if you serve HIM only. You are NOT in the LORD’S ARMY just because you attend church on Sunday or have signed membership in a church, or even if you give regular offerings.  It is through JESUS ONLY, or ONE WAY as the song goes, that we become followers and soldiers of Christ.  Jesus is the Commander-in-chief of the LORD’S army into which were drafted, His Special Forces, when we chose to follow Jesus and were conscripted by God to serve Him.

Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.”  (Rev 3:20)

And Jesus said unto them, Come ye after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men.”  (Mark 1:17)

and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.”  (Rev 17:14)

See ‘The good and faithful servant’- Mt 25:14-23.

WE ARE FIGHTING A SPIRITUAL BATTLE!

Every believer in Christ is in a spiritual battle to stand with God and stand against Satan.  The amazing part about fighting in this battle is that it is not really OUR battle, but it is GOD’S, who will fight it for us, but we must stand and resist Satan with Him.

The battle is the LORD’S, and the victory is OURS!  GOD FIGHTS FOR US!  He is not only our Savior and Redeemer, but God is also our Deliverer from evil!  Jesus taught His disciples to pray to the Father, “deliver us from evil…” (Mt 6:13)

   “The battle is the LORD’S,…” (1 Sam 17:47)

   “But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Cor 15:57)

  No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; (Isa 54:17)

Good soldiers have made their choice and decided which  side they want to be on.  It is God’s side!!!  Like Joshua, we have said, “as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.” (Joshua 24:15)

Our first order is to drive the enemies out to claim the blessings of God and the Promised Land.  We are thrust into the battle between evil and good in this world which is a battle between God and the enemies of God who resist Him, namely Satan and his warring factions.  This battle is for the souls of men.  The stakes are high; the outcome will be eternal life with God in heaven or eternal damnation with Satan in hell. 

CALLED TO BE SOLDIERS

We are all called to be soldiers to engage in a spiritual battle, whether we like it or not.  As long as we live in this world, the battle between good and evil, God and Satan, for men’s souls will continue until the end of man’s rule on earth.  The battle has begun and will intensify until that day when the Lord returns with His faithful servants and sets up His Kingdom on earth.

This is what the prophet Isaiah wrote of the last days:

 Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD has risen, upon thee.

For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall rise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.  (Isa 60:1-2)

What kind of soldiers will make up God’s army?

The answer is ONLY the fighting ones, the good and faithful soldiers-  no cowards, deserters or traitors; no compromisers or those with double-mindedness or unstable character, none who are tainted with worldliness in character and behavior, but only those separated unto God to do His will and accomplish His plan and purpose for man.

God’s army is comprised of those who are:

Friends of God

Fearless and brave

Focused and alert

Fighters

These men and women of God are courageous to the end,  following GOD’S directives, not man’s, fully committed to His service.

A good soldier places his trust in God in keeping the faith and is totally committed to his mission.  He has courage and confidence, knows his calling and is separated unto God.

 The Bible says,

No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier. (2 Tim 2:4)

Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?  (2 Cor 6:14)

Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord(2 Cor 6:17) 

A soldier

 “endures hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.” (2 Tim 2:3-4)

A good soldier makes his service to God his number one priority, and is not distracted by personal and business matters, but leaves these behind when he goes off to the front lines.  He is not afraid of face-to-face combat; he has no commitments to hinder him from being focused on the task at hand; he is alert and vigilant, ready to confront his enemy.

(Jesus said) No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.” (Lk 9:2) 

Who are we fighting?

It would often seem that we are fighting among ourselves, other people and diverse groups, including nations fighting against nations.  There is disharmony and strife in every human institution- family, school, church, government and society, among every culture and race of people.  While covetousness, envying and greed, anger and murder, etc. underlie most strife and evil deeds, the evil and wicked spiritual battle is incited by and is being warred under the leadership of SATAN with his demonic army.

 For 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.  (Eph 6:12)

Where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.  (James 3:16)

SATAN’S Modus Operandi- MO

To engage in this battle is to engage with the enemy of our souls, Satan, whose goal is to destroy us.

The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy:   (John 10:10)

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:    (1 Pe 5:8)

How will we defeat Satan in his attempts to ‘steal, kill, and destroy’ us?

GOD WILL EMPOWER US to do battle with Satan as we are submitted in obedience to Him and His Word.

2 Cor 10:3-6 state:

3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:

4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)

5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

6 And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.  

 In his exhortations, the apostle Paul continues:

Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.  (Eph 6:10)

This verse tells us that our strength is in the Lord and also in the power of the Holy Spirit in us from our Almighty God and Father.  The latter refers to Acts 1:8:

But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you…”

The Armour of God

God has given us an armour to help us in our battle with our enemy. This armour will work when we are in right standing with God and when we take an offensive stand against Satan.  Take note that ‘stand’ is mentioned 4 times in Ephesians chapter 6:

11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

12 For 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.

13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

As believers in Christ we must RESIST AND OPPOSE every attack directed against us. Our shield of protection is FAITH:

Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.  (Eph 6:16)

As a good soldier in God’s army, we must have an offensive mindset and CONFRONT our adversary.  If we are knocked down, we must get up and FIGHT for our very life.  Don’t let Satan push us around and make mincemeat out of our lives.  Stop listening to his lies and letting him intimidate you.  Get into GOD’S WORD and learn it for yourself so you can use it as your weapon!

YOU ARE A CHILD OF THE MOST HIGH GOD, SO ACT LIKE IT! Stand up, put up your dukes and FIGHT; use the strength of God and power of the Holy Spirit; use all the armament God has equipped us with.

Ephesians 6:14-17 describe the parts of the armour that include truth, righteousness, faith and salvation and the all important weapon, ‘the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God’.  It is imperative to learn and study the Word of God for ourselves, to energize our faith, to use it against the enemy as we stand firm to resist his attacks.  Our armour is not complete without knowing how to wield our weapon, ‘the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.’  2 Tim 2:15 says:

Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

As a good soldier, we must take  full responsibility for studying God’s Word by ourselves to have His approval, and not be a poor Christian witness.  Everywhere I have taught and preached has been on the importance of knowing God’s Word.  I exhorted folks to take this scripture seriously because Satan tempted Jesus with the Word of God as he will us.   Satan, the Master Deceiver is taking out the troops, adding many ill-equipped and ‘wannabe’ soldiers to his rolls as we  see with the growing apostasy in the churches!  

Prayer, the blood of Jesus and the word of our testimony are essential elements of spiritual warfare:

Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints:    (Eph 6:18)

And they overcame him (Satan) by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.              (Rev 12:11)

SPIRITUAL WARFARE

Back in 1973, when I first committed myself to serve Jesus, I was surprised to hear a dear brother in Christ warn me with these words, “The devil is going to test your faith.”  I thought what negative words to say to someone who has just returned to God’s sheepfold.  I understand more clearly now, that there is a battle going on with Satan trying to win the Christian believer back to his side.  But God has given us His Word and promises that will equip us to stand firm and resist Satan’s attacks upon our faith.

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.  (2 Tim 1:7)

Submit yourselves therefore to God.  Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.  (Jas 4:7)

Neither give place to the devil. (Eph 4:27)

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.  (Joshua 1:9)

FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT OF FAITH!

Related Links on the Lord’s Army and Spiritual Warfare

http://www.brandonweb.com/sermons/sermonpages/2timothy21.htm  The Lord’s Army

http://unchainedgrace.hubpages.com/hub/Can-you-be-a-Soldier-in-Gods-Special-Forces  God’s Special Forces

http://www.ecclesia.org/truth/fellow-soldier.html  Soldier of God

More links may be found under ‘SPIRITUAL WARFARE’ on my Tab Bar- http://heulu.wordpress.com/end-time-teachings/

    See 6-17-14  ARMOUR OF GOD- Teachings on Ephesians 6 by Pastor Rob Barkman  http://settledinheaven.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/sihs-think-on-these-things-ephesians-614-17/

 

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY TO A GREAT GOD AND FATHER IN HEAVEN

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HE WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU NOR FORSAKE YOU!  HE LOVES YOU WITH AN EVERLASTING LOVE!

HE WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU NOR FORSAKE YOU! HE LOVES YOU WITH AN EVERLASTING LOVE!

 

When asked by his disciples to teach them about prayer, Jesus said to pray:

OUR FATHER who art in heaven, . . .”  (Luke 11:1-4)

Is God YOUR Father?  Make sure that you know HIM as the GREATEST DAD you could ever have!

Originally posted on God's Hidden Nuggets for the Endtimes:

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY TO A GREAT GOD AND FATHER IN HEAVEN

As we celebrate Father’s Day, we are mindful of our earthly fathers. Most of us have fond memories of our fathers; how they loved and cared for us, protected us, worked hard to support and educate us, and gave us good things. But we also have a greater FatherOUR FATHER GOD IN HEAVEN.

This is what the Holy Bible tells us who GOD OUR FATHER is. HE IS ALMIGHTY, THE CREATOR OF EVERYTHING; ALL-KNOWING, and EVERYWHERE- OMNIPOTENT, OMNISCIENT, and OMNIPRESENT. GOD ISLOVE, GOOD, HOLY, JUST, OUR SAVIOUR, DELIVERER, HEALER, and OUR HELPER. HE IS ALSO a GOD OF JUDGMENT and a JEALOUS GOD! 

GOD OUR FATHER- ONLY WHEN WE ACCEPT JESUS CHRIST

No Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim, Jew or anyone else can call God Father unless he believes in Jesus…

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Are We Prepared For The War To Which We Are Called?

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Instead of so many ear-tickling sermons and teachings, SPIRITUAL WARFARE should be taught in every church that professes faith in Christ. Believers need to know that they can recognize and resist the wiles of Satan by putting on the armour of God as taught to us in Ephesians 6. These important teachings will help us to have victory in our Christian walk.

Originally posted on SettledInHeaven.org Blog:

SIH HALTAL ICON(Eph 6:11) Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

For the SIH devotional on this subject:

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5 Signs of Ear-Tickling Preachers

5 Signs of Ear-Tickling Preachers.

This post describes how to recognize preachers who are tickling the ears of their members.

Number 5 is the key sign- how they handle the Word of God.  Many ear-tickling preachers will add or take away from God’s Word or present a few scriptures out of context to preach on.  GOD is not given the glory, but attention is focused on the one preaching- MAN.   It is MAN who is glorified at center stage,  and NOT GOD who is given glory in most cases.

 

A GIFT FOR A SPECIAL MAN- See ART AND PHOTO GALLERY

6-5-14  DUSK AT BEACH PARK-  I just finished an acrylic painting of  Drgold  at Magic Island, Ala Moana Park in Honolulu HAWAII.  It is Drgold’s early Father’s Day gift.  We had dinner at the park and he had his ukulele so we sang:

From the rising of the sun, to the going down of the same,

the Lord’s name is to be praised.

Praise ye the LORD

Praise Him all ye servants of the LORD,

Praise the Name of the LORD,

Blessed be the Name of the LORD from this time forth,

Praise the name of the LORD.  (Psalm 113:3)

PLEASE GO TO ‘ART AND PHOTO GALLERY’ and read more about Drgold!

 

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