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9/28/2022

 

                                                                                                                                                           

 

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INTERESTING INFORMATION MINISTRY

9/28/2022

 

The following material is provided for information purposes only.  Any conclusions or opinions formed should be based on the principles as outlined in Acts 17:11. The material is intended for use as a witnessing tool and to keep you informed so you will not be unaware (Luke 21:34) of what is happening according to Scripture’s

 

 

URL – SHOCKING NEW REPORT - COVID JABS NOT MANUFACTURED PROPERLY; CARRY ALARMING DEATH RATE

https://www.charismanews.com/us/90239-shocking-new-report-covid-jabs-not-manufactured-properly-carry-alarming-death-rate

 

URL - CHRISTIANS BEWARE: THE NEXT 'CIVIL RIGHTS' FIGHT IS FOR PEDOPHILES

https://www.charismanews.com/culture/90231-christians-beware-the-next-civil-rights-fight-is-for-pedophiles-2

 

VIDEO - EXPLORING SODOM & GOMORRAH

https://youtu.be/I7_92sjUcOI

 

 

 

CHRISTIAN MUSIC VIDEO

 

MY LIFE IS IN YOU LORD


Don Moen/iDance Troupe Bataan

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THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK – Let obedience be the goal of your heart as you seek to please the Lord” - Charles Stanley

 

 

 

INTERESTING ARTICLES SUMMARY

 

·        Is America preparing the way for a One-World ruler?

·        Are we living the Matthew 24 End Times?

·        Over a third of Senior Pastors believe “Good people” can earn their way to Heaven

·        Biden signs Executive Order designed to unleash transhumanist Hell on America and the World

·        A SMALL MATER OF OBEDIENCE

 

 

 

 

INTERESTING ARTICLES

 

IS AMERICA PREPARING THE WAY FOR A ONE-WORLD RULER?

Charisma News – Sept. 26, 2022 -- The culmination of history is approaching. The end of the world may be at hand. Yet Jesus tells us we should not be alarmed. Why?

Because we are engraved in the palms of His hands. Because we are carried in His arms. Because we are the apple of His eye.

The time is coming when the world will fall under the spell of the ultimate power-drunk ruler. The Bible calls this ruler the Antichrist. The world will fear him; the West will welcome him. America is currently preparing his way. However, followers of Jesus must remember the Lord's words: "See to it that you are not alarmed."

We must live faithfully and boldly, knowing that the rise of the Antichrist is coming.

In the book of Revelation, John writes of his vision of the End Times. In Revelation 13, John gives us a detailed description of the Antichrist. John describes two beasts, one arising from the sea, the other from the land (verses 1-18). The first beast represents the Antichrist, the final world ruler, who will be destroyed at the second coming of Christ. The second beast is probably a satanically inspired religious leader who supports the political reign of the first beast. Clearly both "beasts" are possessed by the "spirit of antichrist," a spirit that denies that Jesus is the Messiah and Savior of the world.

But there will come a point in history when the Antichrist with a capital A will be revealed. He will arise just prior to the return of Christ. He will literally take control of the entire planet, of all the nations on earth. He will arise at a time of great confusion and chaos in the world. He will arise during conditions of global fear and unrest. He will arise when the world is in political and financial upheaval.

Just as the entire world is desperate for order and security, one man will step forth with a message of hope and peace. Daniel 7:8 describes this leader as possessing "a mouth that spoke boastfully." I believe this describes a person who is a powerfully charismatic orator, who exudes a winsome charm, and who seems superhumanly brilliant. He will be everything people want a world leader to be. His speeches will strike a chord within the human heart. People will be drawn to him and he will unite the world under his rule.

For a time, he will deliver exactly what he has promised: Peace. Prosperity. Security. Hope. But once he has the world in his grip, he will remove the mask of the Messiah-like peacemaker—and reveal himself as a ruthless dictator. Above all, he will deny that Jesus is the only One worthy to be worshiped. Instead, he will demand that the world worships him.

Our world is already being prepared for the Antichrist. There are countless forces today that would normally oppose each other—yet they have joined forces in their opposition to Jesus Christ. They are united in their denial that Jesus is the only way of salvation.

Yet these opposing groups have one belief in common. They are all united in their total rejection of Jesus's claim to be the divine Son of God and the only way to God the Father.

The Christian world is not even united about Jesus's claim to be the only way of salvation. A 2018 survey conducted by Ligonier Ministries and LifeWay Research found that many Americans who claim to hold "evangelical beliefs" have shockingly unbiblical notions about Jesus and salvation.

The Bible tells us, "There is no one righteous, not even one . . . for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" (Rom. 3:10,23). Yet a majority of self-described "evangelicals"—52%—agree with the statement, "Most people are basically good."

Jesus said, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me" (John 14:6). And Peter declared, "Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved" (Acts 4:12). Yet a majority of self-described "evangelicals"—51%—agree with the statement, "God accepts the worship of all religions."

I won't sugarcoat the truth. I will tell you plainly that being a Christian in the end times will be incredibly difficult. It will mean being hated and persecuted for your faith.

But I guarantee that if you are hunted down, abused, and killed for your faith in Jesus, it will be worth it. You will have eternal life with Jesus in heaven. When He returns, you will be full of joy at His appearing while others despair. Only Jesus offers true security in a collapsing world.

ARE WE LIVING THE MATTHEW 24 END TIMES?

The topic of the end times has fascinated and deceived humans for generations.

Charism News – Sept. 26, 2022 -- It has led some misguided leaders to form cults and worship false deities, and alleged Christian leaders to claim they know when Jesus is returning.

The book of Matthew, chapter 24, gives a startling amount of detail into the end times and Jesus' return. But Jesus Himself said in verse 36, "Concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only."

Christians do not know when the Lord is going to return, but it would behoove them to pay attention to the signs of the times. Knowing when a shift occurs in culture, the Spirit and the world as a whole, gives discerning Christians a focus upon on which to pray. Having the knowledge of the times they live in provides the opportunity to use biblical wisdom in the face of global incidents.

Jesus warned about signs of the end times, and paying attention to what is going on in the world does not make one a conspiracy theorist. Matthew 24 gives an outline of the signs that will signal those times before Christ's eventual return, many of which are occurring today.

Having wars, and hearing rumors of wars, is not an occurrence that is unique to the current day. But when it falls in line with the other manifestations listed in the Bible, there is a strong case for putting these ideas together. With the war between Ukraine and Russia pushing Europe to the brink of a larger conflict, and China's constant threat to Taiwan and other east Asia nations, the threats and rumors of wars is undeniable.

Famine is not a problem the United States has had to deal with when compared to third-world or underdeveloped countries. But these days, even the mighty U.S. has felt the strangle of worldwide supply lines. Suffering from a baby formula shortage, the inexplicable rash of food processing plants catching fire and farmers suffering from increased costs across all aspects of farming has the potential to lead to a catastrophic reduction in available food items in America. John Boyd Jr., president of the National Black Farmers Association, has already issued a warning about the state of farming across the country saying, "We're in a crisis right now." Even the USDA website begrudgingly acknowledges "the inventory of certain foods at your grocery store might be temporarily low before stores can restock," while maintaining there are "currently no nationwide shortages of food."

Worldwide, the struggle against famine is even worse. The World Food Program's executive director David Beasley has issued a warning about food shortages in the future. When he took over the program almost six years ago there were 80 million people in the world that were dealing with starvation. Now, after COVID and the war in Ukraine hindering food production even more, those numbers are closer to 345 million people dealing with starvation. Beasley elaborated on those numbers even more, and the consequences they will bring, "Within that are 50 million people in 45 countries knocking on famine's door," Beasley said. "If we don't reach these people, you will have famine, starvation, destabilization of nations unlike anything we saw in 2007-2008 and 2011 and you will have mass migration."

Pestilence and pandemics are still on the mind of many throughout the world. Having just lived through the unprecedented COVID pandemic and all the liberty stripping restrictions that came with it, there are still many other diseases plaguing populations today. What is spreading at greater rates are sexually transmitted diseases (STD's), with an epidemic of AIDS in South Africa, monkeypox infecting the gay community worldwide and the rising spread of syphilis (to include congenital syphilis in infants which can lead to death, blindness and brain and nerve problems). While doctors, scientists and politicians look for ways to combat these spreading diseases, they are leaving out the most effective treatment: God ordained monogamy in marriage, between a man and a woman.

Finally, Jesus lists earthquakes as an indicator for His return. While scientists acknowledge they have recorded the most earthquakes ever in recent years, they attribute this to having better seismic instruments to identify the earthquakes. While that is a contributing factor, the average number of recorded earthquakes based on their magnitude is going up as well. Recently, the Salton Sea in California, which lays on the San Andreas fault line, experienced a swarm of 25 earthquakes within a 24-hour period. These earthquakes were on the smaller end of the scale, with the largest measuring 3.5 on the Richter Scale. As of Sept. 26, the Reykjanes Ridge in Iceland has experienced no less than eight recorded earthquakes ranging from 4.5 to 5.7 magnitude.

These occurrences, and many more throughout the world, do not give Christians a definitive idea of when Jesus will return. But as Matthew 24 ends, Jesus commands His disciples to be vigilant and watch what is happening around them:

"Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord will come. But know this, that if the owner of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not have let his house be broken into. Therefore, you also must be ready, for in an hour when you least expect, the Son of Man is coming," (Matt. 24:42-44).

OVER A THIRD OF SENIOR PASTORS BELIEVE 'GOOD PEOPLE' CAN EARN THEIR WAY TO HEAVEN

Koenig’s Int’l News – Sept. 4, 022 -- At least a third of senior pastors in the United States believe one can earn a place in Heaven by simply being a good person, according to a nationwide survey.

The findings were among several surprising responses as part of a survey conducted earlier this year by the Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University.

The American Worldview Inventory 2022 examined more than three dozen beliefs held by pastors. Researchers found that in addition to believing that people can merit salvation based solely on their good works, one-third or more of senior pastors surveyed also believe the Holy Spirit is not a person but rather “a symbol of God’s power." Others said that moral truth is subjective; sexual relations between two unmarried people who love each other is “morally acceptable" and biblical teaching on abortion is “ambiguous.”

At least a third of those surveyed also said they believe “socialism is preferable to capitalism and that allowing property ownership facilitates economic injustice,” which researchers say could point to the “increase of cultural and political influence into the church.”

After data reported earlier this year found just 37% of Christian pastors have a biblical worldview, the latest CRC report analyzed that research across all major U.S. denominations, and found that a “loss of biblical belief is prevalent among pastors in all denominational groupings.”

The current report focuses on roughly half of those beliefs, revealing that a shockingly large percentage reject biblical teaching on some of the most basic Christian beliefs.

Among Evangelical pastors, for example, around 43% said they do not believe that the personal accumulation of wealth is provided by God for the individual to manage those resources for God’s purposes.

Another 39% of Evangelical pastors surveyed said there is no absolute moral truth and that “each individual must determine their own truth.” Roughly the same percentage (38%) said human life is sacred, while 37% said having faith, in general, is more important than in what — or more specifically, Whom — one has faith.

George Barna, CRC's director of research, said the results could be linked to another trend he observed in the data.

“While studying the spiritual behavioral patterns of pastors, it became evident that a large share of them do not have a regular spiritual routine,” Barna said. “There was a correlation between possessing biblical beliefs and a consistent regimen of Bible reading, prayer, worship and confession.

“In some of the denominational groupings, a majority of pastors do not engage in those foundational spiritual practices on a regular basis,” he added. “Yet, among the pastors who have the most consistently biblical beliefs, there is also a daily routine that incorporates all of those disciplines.”

The data from this latest report came from a nationwide study of about 1,000 Christian pastors in May across several segments of churches and/or denominational families.

 

BIDEN SIGNS EXECUTIVE ORDER DESIGNED TO UNLEASH TRANSHUMANIST HELL ON AMERICA AND THE WORLD

Weekend News Today – Sept.20,2022 -- If anyone needed proof that the powers pushing the levers behind the mindless moron who sits in the Oval Office are fully on board with the World Economic Forum/United Nations agenda of biomedical tyranny and transhumanism, look no further than the executive order that Joe Biden signed on Monday, September 12.

By quietly getting Biden’s signature on this document, his handlers may have given us the most ominous sign yet that we stand on the threshold of a technocratic one-world beast system. Prepare to make your stand because it’s about to get much more intense.

This document’s Orwellian title, Executive Order on Advancing Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Innovation for a Sustainable, Safe, and Secure American Bioeconomy, will assure that its significance will fly right over the heads of 99 percent of the media, even the conservative media.

They will read it and yawn. I plead with everyone reading this article to please not make that same mistake.

Because of the arcane scientific language in which this document is written, even most of those who take the time to read and study it (I assure you Biden did not) will not fully grasp what is being ordered by the White House.

That’s where we strive to help.

Karen Kingston, a former Pfizer employee and current analyst for the pharmaceutical and medical-device industries, helps us decipher what’s going on in this executive order.

Kingston stated in a Twitter post:

“Let me read between the lines for America. Biden’s Sept. 12, 2022, executive order declares that Americans must surrender all human rights that stand in the way of transhumanism. Clinical trial safety standards and informed consent will be eradicated as they stand in the way of universally unleashing gene-editing technologies needed to merge humans with A.I. In order to achieve the societal goals of the New World Order, crimes against humanity are not only legal, but mandatory.”

Here is one of the most disturbing excerpts from Biden’s executive order:

We need to develop genetic engineering technologies and techniques to be able to write circuitry for cells and predictably program biology in the same way in which we write software and program computers…including through computing tools and artificial intelligence…

Patrick Wood, an economist and author of several books on technocracy, has been following the transhumanist and global technocracy movements for four decades. He told me that Kingston is not overstating the issue.

He said this E.O. is proof that the executive branch is now owned lock, stock and barrel by the biomedical/pharmaceutical industry. It will be Katy bar the door from here on out.

“The transhumanists within Big Pharma have completely taken over government policy and taxpayer funds to promote their own anti-human agenda of hacking the software of life,” Wood told me. “It also clearly demonstrates who has the power, and who sets the policies in America.”

The mRNA injections that have already gone into the bodies of at least 70 percent of adults in the U.S. (and a smaller percentage of its children) mark the “gateway to transhumanism.” We have been told this by Kingston as well as by the late Dr. Zev Zelenko and Dr. Robert Malone, a co-inventor of the mRNA platform.

LeoHohmann.com was one of the first sites to blow the whistle on Moderna’s former chief medical officer, Tal Zaks, who told the world straight up in December 2017 that “We have hacked the software of life,” and that this mRNA gene-editing biotechnology would be incorporated into vaccines to treat and prevent all manner of illnesses. We’ve seen how well they work, with millions getting sick and tens of thousands dying after getting two or more doses of the Covid injections offered up by Moderna and Pfizer. With the FDA and CDC now totally on board, this mRNA technology is being included in scores of other vaccines, including flu shots.

Continue reading at: https://leohohmann.com/2022/09/13/biden-signs-executive-order-designed-to-unleash-transhumanist-hell-on-america-and-the-world/

A SMALL MATTER OF OBEDIENCE

If we obey God's commands, we never know what may come of it, so we shouldn't treat some sins as lesser than others.

Luke 5:1-11

Do you consider some of God’s commands more important than others? For instance, most people would never commit murder, but many think it’s okay to harbor anger towards someone. Yet Jesus said that both actions are wrong because they flow from the same sinful attitude (Matt. 5:21-22). Nothing the Lord tells us to do is insignificant—though we may not always recognize the importance of obedience in what we consider small matters. 

Consider today’s passage about Jesus asking to use Peter’s boat as a speaking platform. After a long night of unproductive fishing, the future apostle could have seen the request as inconsequential and hardly worth the inconvenience. But he obeyed in this small matter, not realizing the impact that simple act of obedience would have on his life—it was the first step to becoming a disciple of Jesus Christ. 

As God’s children, we should seek His direction in daily situations. That’s why it is so important for us fill to our mind with His Word—then we can more easily discern what He desires for us. As we stay attuned to Scripture and heed the Holy Spirit’s promptings, we’ll be able to faithfully obey Him throughout each day. 

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URL - EXPERTS SAY 'PROPHETIC ALARM BELLS ARE RINGING' FOR GOG AND MAGOG CLASH

https://www.charismanews.com/world/88694-experts-say-prophetic-alarm-bells-are-ringing-for-gog-and-magog-clash

 

VIDEO - JERUSALEM DATELINE:

DOES ARCHAEOLOGY TELL THE STORY OF THE BIBLE?

https://youtu.be/teb47W1G8g8

 

 

 

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THIS IS MY TESTIMONY


Elevation Worship

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THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK – I AM an overcomer by the Blood of the Lamb and the Word of my testimony (Rev 12:11)

 

 

 

INTERESTING ARTICLES SUMMARY

 

·        Relationship with God trumps religious observance

·        The mathematical proof for Christianity is irrefutable

·        Cannibalism now – Shock value and the value of our body

·        Can we talk about Tattoos?

·        THE IMPORTANCE OF A GOOD TESTIMONY

 

 

 

INTERESTING ARTICLES

 

RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD TRUMPS RELIGIOUS OBSERVANCE

The Christian Post – Sept. 18, 2022 -- In my thinking, everything that Jesus did, thought, taught, and modeled screamed “don't be religious!” He could have easily said, “ok people, listen, you have been trying to do this religious thing for over 4,000 years and it has not been working out for you. My Father knew that, and He wants you to know that He has always had a much better plan. It's called a relationship.”

I believe that in many ways people prefer religious practice over a relationship. Why? Because they think it's easier. The prophet Samuel told the people of Israel very plainly that God wanted to be their King. They refused. Everybody else had a king and they wanted one, too.

In my opinion, the Roman Catholic Church came into being simply because it gave people what they wanted deep down all along. They wanted someone else to hear from God for them. Throughout history and right up to today, billions of people worldwide cling to its practices. There are those within its ranks who experience the deep and rich personal relationship with the true God, seeking His will for themselves and praying to Him directly through the shed blood of their Savior Jesus Christ. Delightfully, we all personally know some who do, but far too many prefer a third-person connection to God.

Other movements or denominations, although earnestly desiring to hold closely to the biblical model of the New Testament Church, can still fall into similar patterns. They realize that given the choice, their constituents would rather get together for a potluck than for a prayer meeting. Also, because the average person does not actively seek God’s direction for their lives, the role of a priest or a pastor becomes the primary one in discerning God’s general will for his or her congregation. All in all, in my opinion, we create our Protestant version of a spiritually empty religious society.

Jesus made it very clear, “It is necessary that I go away because if I do not go away the Holy Spirit cannot come!” (John 16:7b). I believe what Jesus was trying to communicate was that all the Old Testament saints whom God used to do wonders in the past, had a one-on-one relationship with the Father through the power of the Holy Spirit. The sacrificial system was set up to remind them of their sins and the eternal gravity they have in the sight of a transcendent God. But in due time, the Messiah was to come to die and make the final sacrifice to save the world and have the Holy Spirit lead His people into an eternal perfect relationship with the Triune God. The sacrificial lamb, by His blood, opened the doors of Heaven for sinners doomed for destruction.

Honestly, could the mere prospect of empty religious trappings hold a candle to this?

THE MATHEMATICAL PROOF FOR CHRISTIANITY IS IRREFUTABLE

The Christian Post - It is impossible that Christianity is not God's revelation of truth to man. Simply impossible. The math proves it beyond question. It doesn't take faith to believe that one plus one equals two, and it doesn't take faith to identify the religion which has mathematical certainty in its corner.

God didn't have to give us mathematical proof of His existence, but He did it anyway. God didn't have to give us proof of Christianity, but He chose to do so. And God didn't have to give us proof of His love for us, but that is exactly what He did. The proof is irrefutable.

I live in Nebraska where I serve as a pastor. Imagine someone covering this entire state in silver dollars 6 feet deep. Then mark one coin and bury it anywhere across the state. Next, blindfold a man and have him choose one coin. The odds that he would choose the marked coin are the same odds of getting 8 prophecies all fulfilled in one man. God gave us about 300 fulfilled prophecies in the Person of Jesus Christ.

Here are 8 of those 300 prophecies:

(1)    The Messiah will be born in Bethlehem. (Micah 5:2; Matthew 2:1; Luke 2:4-6

 

(2)    The Messiah will be a descendant of Jacob. (Numbers 24:17; Matthew 1:2)

(3) The Messiah will enter Jerusalem as a king riding on a donkey. (Zechariah 9:9; Mark 11:4-11)

 (4) The Messiah will be betrayed by a friend. (Psalm 41:9; Luke 22:47,48)

 (5) The Messiah's betrayal money will be used to purchase a potter's field. (Zechariah 11:13; Matthew 27:9,10)

 (6) The Messiah will be spat upon and struck. (Isaiah 50:6; Matthew 26:67)

(7) The Messiah's hands and feet will be pierced. (Psalm 22:16; John 20:25-27)

(8) Soldiers will gamble for the Messiah's garments. (Psalm 22:18; Luke 23:34)

There is no way one man could have fulfilled all 8 of these prophecies unless God was making it happen. Who else controls history? Who else could give us such irrefutable proof for Christianity? The odds are one in one hundred quadrillion, or 1 in 100,000,000,000,000,000.

This mathematical proof was calculated by Professor Peter Stoner. He was chairman of the mathematics and astronomy departments at Pasadena City College until 1953. He then went to Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California, where he served as chairman of the science division.

You don't have to be a mathematics professor to see that this evidence is irrefutable. No one would pick the marked coin under those conditions. No one but God could have given us these biblical prophecies, and then brought them to fulfillment right before our eyes. It is impossible that Christianity is false. The math proves it, and the Man behind the math rose from the dead, just as it had been foretold.

It doesn't take faith to see how the Bible could only have come from God. It does take faith, however, to accept Jesus as your Savior and to believe in God's promise of eternal life. God has done everything to make this way open to you. If you choose to reject it in spite of the overwhelming evidence and in spite of God's love for you, you will be walking away from an open door to paradise.

Some people won't accept proof for the Bible even when it is irrefutable. Man, by nature, is not very good at accepting the evidence which God has laid out for us. The bias against God and against the supernatural is so strong that even irrefutable evidence is viewed with suspicion and doubt.

Never mind the fact that the prophecy about Christ's crucifixion was given hundreds of years before that type of execution was being used. And who but God could have identified Bethlehem 700 years before Christ was born? You really have to have a closed mind to miss the supernatural quality of the Bible, especially when you really start to dig into it. The historical and mathematical conclusions all point to God's plan of salvation through His Son.

Here is an idea. Try looking at this mathematical proof as if you didn't have any bias against God and against the supernatural, and see how that approach works for you. The end result of your honest evaluation may shock you, and then it will change you from the inside out. That is what happens whenever man embraces the truth as revealed to us in Scripture.

One plus one equals two. Old Testament history plus New Testament fulfillment equals irrefutable proof. This is why Christianity is not a "blind faith." It is a faith built on immovable facts. Are you ready to have that firm foundation in your life? Or do you plan to finish out your time here on this planet with nothing more than an unreasonable bias against God?

No one ever said man is going to always be reasonable. That's the tragic thing about the human soul ever since sin entered the world. There are some biases which go even deeper than common sense and mathematical certainty. That's what our sin does to us, and this is why you and I need the Messiah. We need Jesus because we are sinners. We have broken God's law. And God has been gracious enough not only to give us His only Son, but even to give us conclusive proof for Christianity.

So, it's no surprise to find that every other belief system and every other religion lacks even a hint of mathematical evidence, let alone irrefutable proof. The followers of those religions are no less sincere, but the foundation for their faith is not based on irrefutable evidence. Where is your faith based today? Do you have a bias against God which is keeping you from considering the mathematical certainty which supports Christianity?

If so, God still loves you, and there is still hope. Many former unbelievers who are now Christians know just what you are going through. This is a critical time for you to consider your sin against God, and your need for His forgiveness.

But don't take my word for it. Instead, accept the irrefutable proof which our Creator has kindly given us in the Old and New Testaments. He loves you far more than you can fathom. He proved it at the cross, and through the fulfilled prophecies. You would have to be blind to miss it.

CANNIBALISM NOW: SHOCK VALUE AND THE VALUE OF OUR BODY (Excerpt)

Christin Headlines – Aug. 4, 2022 -- One of the iron laws of popcorn cinema, especially to score the coveted (but ever-more elusive) summer blockbuster status is that there must be sufficient shock value. And one of the iron laws of shock value is that it must always increase. Each new film must outdo the last one.

Take the Jurassic Park series. In the first movie back in 1993, a mere five people were eaten by dinosaurs, all of whom were confined to a tiny island. Fast-forward a few inferior sequels, and a score or more people are gobbled by a host of mutant CGI dinos prowling the entire planet along with giant killer grasshoppers. The lesson is clear: Audiences had already been shocked by dinosaurs coming back to life, and they wanted more. The old thrill would no longer do.

The more this iron law holds across pop culture, the more desensitized we become. Enter another rising entertainment genre more gruesome than dinosaurs eating people. People eating people.

Writing recently in The New York Times, Alex Beggs documented a growing fascination with cannibalism. In the article, Beggs offered a long list of movies, TV shows, and novels in which characters eating one another is a central plot device. The novel A Certain Hunger is “about a restaurant critic with a taste for (male) human flesh.” The Showtime series Yellowjackets is “about a high school women’s soccer team stranded in the woods for a few months too many.”

A new show on Hulu called Fresh is about “an underground human meat trade.” Raw is a film about “a vegetarian veterinary student whose taste for meat escalates,” and Bones and All is a movie about “a young love that becomes a lust for human consumption.”

“Turns out,” wrote Beggs, “cannibalism has a time and a place,” and “that time is now.”

What on earth is fueling a sudden fixation with perhaps the oldest and most unsettling of taboos? The writer of one show told the Times: “I feel like the unthinkable has become the thinkable, and cannibalism is very much squarely in the category of the unthinkable.” Another seemed to find the concept potentially appetizing, asking, “what portion of our revulsion to these things is a fear of the ecstasy of them?”

When I first saw the headline for this New York Times story appear in my newsfeed, I thought it was a prank. Apparently, all of these books, movies, and TV shows about cannibalism point to a very real partially popular trend. Why?

Perhaps, in a culture that has made virtues of deconstructing all moral boundaries and celebrating all desires, it is increasingly difficult to shock anyone. Shock value, after all, depends on some sense of what is right and wrong, and even more, what is normal. With sexual and gender identities multiplying daily and more and more people treating the human body as moldable clay without any underlying design or purpose, is it any wonder some are reimagining it as food?

And why shouldn’t they, if human beings are only, as Christian author Glen Scrivener puts it, “mischievous apes?” Chimpanzees routinely kill and eat one another. If we are only advanced animals, it’s difficult to imagine why we humans should have a strong aversion to dining on each other, too. If our bodies are in no way sacred or made for a higher purpose, then not just every sexual appetite, but every appetite must be permissible.

To be clear, I am not suggesting that we are on the cusp of a cannibal rights movement. I certainly hope we are not. The social aversion is extremely strong, as it should be, and has only been broken in a few times and places throughout history. Still, the current flirtations with people-eating in entertainment is a tell-tale sign of a culture that is losing all good aversions.  

Like those sub-par Jurassic Park sequels resorting to ever hungrier and bigger dinosaurs, our movies and stories reveal a lost creativity, leaving a culture that must constantly push boundaries. In particular, our gnostic age tends to push the boundaries of how characters think of and use their bodies, and the bodies of others. When it comes to sex, titles like Fifty Shades of Grey and Cuties have already put sadomasochism and the sexual exploitation of children on the menu. In such a culture, a side dish of cannibalism isn’t surprising.

Those who find a worldview in which bodies have no purpose or boundaries a bit nauseating should wonder why. Christians can tell them, and offer the alternative: a worldview in which bodies are sacred, not only because they are part of what it means to be created in God’s image, but because God, Himself assumed a body and gave it for us. 

CAN WE TALK ABOUT TATTOOS?

 

The Christian Post – Sept. 4, 2022 -- Four days after his wife, Jennifer Flavin, filed for a divorce, Sylvester Stallone covered a tattoo of Flavin on his right bicep with an image of Butkus, his dog that appeared in the movie “Rocky.” Ouch!  Stallone’s insensitive do-over may have raised eyebrows, but the original tattoo itself caused nary a stir.

 

 

Once taboo, tattoos are all the rage. In a stunning turnaround, it’s speaking critically about tattoos that is now taboo! So, going where angels fear to tread, I’ll just say it flat out: On a cultural scale, there’s something spiritually amiss about tattoos; and, in many troubled individuals, something terribly sad. 

 

If not careful, one could be tempted to cite Leviticus 19:28: “Do not cut your bodies for the dead or put tattoo marks on yourselves. I am the LORD.” See, there it is in inspired black and white! Yet, both context and translation issues cloud what otherwise seems to be a straightforward prohibition. Is “marking” the same as “tattoo”? Are we bound today by all the rules in Leviticus? In each instance, likely not. We eat shrimp, wear polyester, and live under the law of Christ.

 

In Ezekiel, various passages refer to God having his seal inked on the foreheads of his servants. There is also that intriguing verse (Revelation 19:16), referring to what appears to be a tattoo on the thigh of the rider known as “the Word of God.” Yet, because social tattooing has such deep pagan roots, the popularity of tattoos at every level of society speaks volumes about the paganization of culture. While there are other indicia of an increasingly pagan mindset, none is as graphic and in-your-face as tattoos.

 

Yes, our days of the week have pagan names, which doesn’t make us pagans. And at Christmas and Easter we wrap Christian meaning in pagan packaging, which doesn’t make us pagans. Indeed, many believers have tattoos with Christian themes, which obviously doesn’t make one a pagan. But when a classic pagan practice takes such a widespread and lasting hold on society, we’re way past the point of merely a passing fad. We’re talking about a serious seismic shift. Do tattoos provide a clue?

 

What prompts so many good, decent people to deface their “temples” with inked graffiti? Is it simply to display meaningful symbols, or their unique story? Seems innocent enough. Or, are some so bereft of personal worth that they must shout in bold technicolor, “Notice me!”? Or — as with today’s abandoned, misguided, and confused young people — so desperate for attention as to add the pitiable “neon hair” and body piercing? Whether showing off, or covering over deep wounds, or merely “scrapbooking” on one’s own skin, I suggest that body art is the most visible expression of a self-focused “Me Generation.”  

 

Today’s subtle linguistic change from “He and I” to “Me and him” is not just the crass corruption of grammar, but a reordering of relative importance signifying that “It’s all about me.” The connection is not a coincidence. The showier the truer: tattoos are “all about me” — hardly a Christian virtue.  

      

As Christians, our identity is not to be found in some tattooed sub-culture, as with gangs, but in the culture of Christ. Our identity comes, not from drawing attention to ourselves, but from drawing attention to Christ, through what others see in us, not on us. Our identity is not in displaying permanent fashion accessories, but in the humble fashion by which we live our lives. Our identity is not in body piercing that looks cool, but the “piercing of the ear” that lets the world know we are willing, committed servants of our Master (Exodus 21:2-6).

 

I’m not saying no one with tattoos can get to Heaven, but of one thing you can be sure: no one will get to Heaven with tattoos. In the words of the Apostle Paul (1 Corinthians 15), “flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God.” Nor ink, presumably. For at the Resurrection, the natural body — whether youthful, wrinkled, amputated, or tattooed — will be raised a spiritual body. And on that Great Gettin’ Up Morning, each saved soul will bear only one image — that of the Heavenly Tattooist who has indelibly marked us as His for eternity.  

 

THE IMPORTANCE OF A GOOD TESTIMONY

Jesus wants to satisfy the yearnings of your heart.

 

1 Thessalonians 1:1-10

A testimony is an account of what a person has seen or experienced. For us as Christians, it’s a declaration of who Jesus Christ is and what He’s done in our life. The authenticity of our testimony is displayed in three ways.   

  1. Character. Starting at salvation, the Spirit begins the process of conforming us to Christ’s image. Then our thinking should align more and more with Scripture. As that happens, sinful attitudes will be replaced by godly ones, and our heart will desire to obey the Lord. If the internal change is genuine, it will be manifested externally.  
  2. Conduct. The way we act should confirm who we are in Christ. If we follow God’s instructions only occasionally but ignore Him the rest of the time, our testimony will be hypocritical. But a truly transformed life will be marked by obedience. 
  3. Conversation. We speak out of whatever fills our heart (Matthew 12:34). A transformed heart should overflow with gracious words and be quick to tell others about the Savior, who rescues us from sin and condemnation.   

When our character, conduct, and conversation match who we are in Christ, we’ll have a testimony that encourages fellow Christians and draws unbelievers to the Savior.

In Touch Ministry 

 

 

THE GRACE THAT WE STAND IN IS MORE THAN WE DESERVE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SECTION II - SPECIAL ARTICLES/ BOOK REVIEWS

IN THIS SECTION:

·        WHAT HAPPENS AFTER WE DIE?  (WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS)

·        WHAT’S IN A NAME?

·        "BOB PIERCE - THIS ONE THING I DO" - A BOOKREVIEW/SUMMARY

·        "THE HIDDEN CODES OF THE BIBLE" - A BOOK REVIEW/SUMMARY

·        "SIGNS OF THE TIME” - A BOOK REVIEW/SUMMARY

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WHAT HAPPENS AFTER WE DIE?

 

By D.E. Davis

 

For Christians, we are told in Scripture in 2Cr 5:8 that to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. For those who turn away from God, we are told that they are eternally separated from God and go to a place called Hell.  Rev 14:11 says that the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever.

 

The question that everyone ponders is: What really happens after we die? Do we just lay dormant until the Lord takes us to be with him or until judgement is handed out at the Great White Throne as called out in Rev. 20:11? Are we conscience? Do we feel, touch, think, recognize loved ones, know what is happening around us? All questions that we have ask ourselves, no doubt, at some time in our life.

 

My own personal review of the Scriptures has led me to believe that after we die, even though our body may be dead and buried, our Spirit is alive and fully conscience. Chuck Missler likens this state of conscienceness to the software that runs the Computer; once the hardware goes, the software remains intact and available for further applications.

 

There are two illustrations in the Bible that makes it clear as to what happens after death, when we're in the spirit.

 

The first one is illustrated in the Luke account of Lazarus and the rich man in Chapter 16. After death, Lazarus, a man of God, is escorted into Abraham’s Bosom, a holding compartment in Hell for the Believers prior to the Cross. The non-believing rich man was "buried" and went into a separate compartment in Hell (Hades), apart from Abraham’s Bosom, where he was in Torment according to Scripture. Both were in a Spirit state; yet by the account, they could see each other and speak to each other.

 

The second account is in Revelation, where John is taken (in the Spirit) to Heaven to see those things that shall come to pass prior to the return of Jesus Christ to the Earth, or Second Coming (not the Rapture).

 

I had to conclude from the study, based on the following Scripture, that all of the senses we have here on earth will be with us throughout eternity, even unto death.

 

·         THE ABILITY TO LOOK/SEE - Luke 16:23;Rev. 1:12;4:1,4; 5:1,2; 6:1,2,8,9; 7:1,2; 8:2; 9:1,17; 10:1,5; 13:1,2,3;14:1,6; 15:1,2; 16:13; 17:3,6; 18:1; 19:11,17,19; 20:1,4,11,12; 21:1,2,22; 22:8

·         THE ABILITY TO HEAR - Rev. 1:10; 4:1; 5:11; 6:1,3,5,6,7; 7:4; 9:13,16; 10:4,8; 12:10; 14:2,13; 16:1,5,7; 18:4; 19:1,6; 21: 3; 22:8

·         THE ABILITY TO BEHOLD ( to obtain knowledge of: understand: perceive) - Rev. 5:6,11; 6:5,8,12; 7:9; 8:13; 13:11

·         THE ABILITY TO REASON - Luke 16:30

·         THE ABILITY TO CRY (even though there will be no more crying in Heaven) - Rev. 5:4,5; Luke 16:24

·         THE ABILITY TO SPEAK - Rev. 5:13; 10:9; 21:6,15; Luke 16:24, 29,30,31

·         THE ABILITY TO FEEL/TOUCH - Luke 16:23, 24,25

·         THE ABILITY TO REMEMBER - Luke 16:25

·         THE ABILITY TO WONDER - Rev. 17:6

·         THE ABILITY TO WRITE - Rev. 1:11; 10:4; 19:9

·         THE ABILITY TO QUESTION - Rev. 7:13

·         THE ABILITY TO TAKE (THE BOOK/ROD) - Rev. 10:8,9,10

·         THE ABILITY TO FALL (ON KNEES) - Rev. 19:10; 22:8

·         THE ABILITY TO STAND - Rev. 13:1

·         THE ABILITY TO WORSHIP - Rev. 19:10; 22:8

·         THE ABILITY TO PERFORM TASKS - Rev. 11:1

 

God has promised in 1 Thess 4:16 and 1 Cor. 15:52,53 that one day, we shall be reunited with Him in body and will be transformed and conformed to Him - in the twinkling of an eye. We are also told in Scripture that we shall see Him face to face- see the Lamb that was slain for you and me. We know by His Word, that we will Praise Him, Worship Him and Rule with Him.

 

One thing in the study that I found extremely fascinating was the difference in treatment between Lazarus and the non-believing rich man. Scripture says that Lazarus was escorted to Heaven by an Angel, but there is no indication in Scripture about how the rich man arrived at Hell. Could it be that God had a specific purpose why He chose not to tell us in Scripture?

 

Finally, knowing that others may have varying interpretations of these Scriptures, I strongly urge you to review the Scriptures yourselves to determine what you find as the truth according to God’s Word.

 

 

 

 

WHAT’S IN A NAME?

 

For those who wish you had some other name because you don't like the name you were given, you had better think twice.  It is most likely that the name your parents picked out for you was not their choice but God's choice.  Let’ s face it, the word of the Lord is true.  That's why in Eph. 1:4, God proclaimed that He had chosen us from before the very beginning of the world.

 

If you follow the Genealogy of Adam in Genesis, Chapter 5 (*) you will receive an insight into what importance God put in names - It's an exciting message:

 

Genealogy              Meaning

Adam                     Man

Seth                        Appointed

Enosh                     Mortal

Kenan                    Sorrow

Mahalalel              The blessed God

Jared                      Shall come down

Enoch                    Teaching

Methuselah           His Death shall bring

Lamech                 The Despairing

Noah                      Rest, Comfort

 

Now let us look at God’s Plan for Redemption:

 

"Man (is) appointed mortal sorrow; (but) the Blessed God shall come down teaching (that) His death shall bring (the) despairing rest."

 

Let us now look at the Genealogy of Abraham (*):

 

Genealogy            Meaning

Abraham               Predestination

Isaac                      Called

Jacob                      Justified

Joseph                   Glorified

 

(*) Source: Chuck Missler’s Briefing package: “A Walk Thru the Bible”

 

WELL YOU SAY! BUT THAT WAS ALL OLD TESTAMENT AND WOULDN'T BE APPLICABLE FOR TODAY - WOULD IT?

 

Well, let us see.................. As a Christian, did God not choose you by name at the same time he chose Adam, Seth, Enosh, Kenan, Mahalalel, Jared, Enoch, Methuselah, Lamech, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph - before the very foundation of the world?  If God had a purpose for their name, would you expect anything less for your name since He chose you at the same time?

 

As a Christian, You ought to thank God daily that you, by your given name, was written in the Lamb's book of life before the very foundation of the world and that you will be a partaker in all the promises  of Rev 21:27.

 

Within the last couple of years, researchers have found many startling discoveries through the use of super computers, specifically, hidden codes that God supernaturally placed within the Hebrew text of the Bible.  Over 2000 years ago, the names of historical and current leader’s names were placed in the Bible. Such names as Adolph Hitler, Eichmann, Arafat, Peres, Rabin, Rabin's murderer Amir, Ben-Zion Netanyahu, Saddan Hussein, George Bush, Schwarzkoph, Peter Arnet (CNN), Timithy McVeigh, Bill Clinton.

 

Do you think that God would limit His calling out to just those who had a highly visible historical impact on this world?  There is no doubt that He had a purpose in doing this, if nothing else, just to get your attention that He is the Creator; that He alone knows the beginning from the end.

 

It is my firm belief that as we advance further with our computer technology and peel back the layers of the Hebrew text of the scriptures, we will make many more startling and exciting discoveries.  One being that God has written each and every one of our names in His Word.

 

HERE IS WHAT GOD SAID: Isaiah 66:22 "For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the LORD, so shall your seed and your name remain."

 

 

 

 

BOOK REVIEW by D. E. Davis (September 1997)

 

BOB PIERCE -"THIS ONE THING I DO"

 

By Franklin Graham with Jeanette Lockerbie

 

 

It is amazing the worlds that open up to an individual, once the Power of the Holy Spirit comes upon him. Just three years ago, where once I was blind to Missions, to all the inspired men and women God has called to service and the multitude of people all over the world who have been saved, new worlds are ever opening to me to see how awesome the power of God is in our Christian lives.

 

 

Such was the power and strength of faith Bob Pierce had in our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  It is difficult for me to even attempt  to assess where God has put Bob along with other past great men of the faith, but from what I read about his life with Christ, he certainly had his eyes focused on Jesus!  I personally feel inadequate and humbled to even put in words, my thoughts about this man.  Bob was a man Blessed by God.  I feel sad that I never had an opportunity to know him, but look forward to meeting him one day in heaven.

 

If ever there was a verse of scripture that represented Bob Pierce, it had to be the title of this book as taken from Philippians 3:13,14 ".......this one thing I do,....I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Jesus Christ."

 

Bob was raised in Los Angeles and at the age of 12, gave his life to Christ and was baptized in the Nazarene Church. "God simply called me to give my heart to Jesus, and I followed Him."  He died in 1978 of leukemia but lived his life for Christ in between in between those dates as if Christ was coming tomorrow and he still had to witness to the whole world before dawn broke.  Throughout his career, he dedicated his life mainly to Missions and over the years was responsible for founding such World re-noun programs as "World Vision", an organization dedicated to meeting the emergency needs in crisis areas such as Korea after the Korean war.  During that time of need, he established  a Korean Orphanage, serving over 30 thousand Korean war orphans.  Bob was also responsible for starting the World re-noun Korean Orphan's Choir.  As an outgrowth of "World Vision" he founded "World Medical Mission" which covered all emergency medical needs in countries all over the world which had no medical facilities.  He was also founder of "Samaritan's Purse" and organization dedicated to funding World emergency need, no matter where they were.  These organizations are still meeting the needs of those in crisis today.

 

If his work through these organizations was not enough, he became a United Nations War Correspondent during World War II; was Co-founder for "Youth for Christ"; and became a Motion Picture producer/Radio program host, author and a lecturer, but first and last, he always considered himself an evangelist! Even though Bob knew that he was "extraordinarily gifted by God, he was never impressed with himself - he considered himself just an earthly vessel, available at all times for the exclusive use of the Lord".

 

In his own words, he had "many flaws, failings but had abundant faith in God who lives and cares about people."

 

If I had to pick four areas of the Christian life that I feel truly represented Bob Pierce, they would be 1) Unwavering Faith, 2) Compassion for others, 3) Obedience to God and 4) Commitment to accomplish the Will of God in his life.

 

From the Beginning, Bob knew his calling was for Missions to the Asian Countries.  His first mission led him through Hawaii to Hong Kong and eventually to China.  Getting to China was his first big test of faith - he had no money, even for the first leg to Hawaii.  Bob held the opinion that God knows ones needs already and if He has called you to a task, He will provide and enable you - just move out! He did just that and went to the L.A. airport that day without any money in his pocket.  His faith paid off as God provided the funding for each leg of his trip just at the moment he needed it.  This was the norm rather  than the exception throughout his career as an evangelist. What ever it was, where ever it was, if God called, Bob would act no matter what the circumstance......he knew that God would always provide.....and He did!

 

Bob had a compassion for the spiritually and physically suffering of the world.  "He was the friend of the little people, the forgotten, the hurting, the maimed, the unheard and the unsung".  Bob's theme was "Let my heart be broken with the things that break the heart of God". It was Bob's personal belief that "wherever you find men and women who really love Jesus Christ, you find the compassion of Christ spilling out of them to meet human need." Over the years World Vision, Samaritan's Purse and other organizations like them; one in particular, Mission Aviation Fellowship Pilots (MAF), who flew Missionaries around the world in crisis situations, helped so many helpless and needy men, women and children. They knew first hand the healing power of God.

 

Bob dared it all to be obedient to the Lord's call.  Once he had in focus the mission that God wanted him to accomplish, he followed in Faith to bring the unsaved to Christ.  It was his opinion that " If you are an ambassador, act like one!"- no matter where you are. Bob would bring to memory how other great men of Faith were obedient even in the face of death.  During World War II, a young South Korean Pastor, Mr. Im was mistaken for a North Korean Communist and imprisoned.   During his internment, he would go around camp singing "Jesus Loves Me" and other Christian songs.  He not only uplifted and inspired other fellow Christian prisoners to come together, he brought many more to Christ.  Together he and another prisoner, Chaplain Voelkel, established a Bible Study where over 6,000 prisoners finished a six month Bible Study.  Six Hundred (600) of those finishing the Bible Study  became pastors and came back to Korea to preach the Gospel.  In another instance, he related how a Korean school teacher was put to death in front of his students because of his faith and obedience to the Lord.

 

To be an ambassador for the Lord "is one of the greatest things that could ever have happened to anyone - to let God put a fish hook into you so deep that there is no way of ever getting off the hook."

 

 "Bob did one thing all of his life, and that was to lead people to the foot of the Cross where they would put their faith in a risen Lord Jesus Christ.  He lived every minute completely amazed that God could use him.  No matter how much he was able to do in how many places, it was never enough."  This was the kind of commitment Bob made to Jesus; "to commit yourself, give yourself away to God irrevocably, forever.  Say to Him, go ahead and burn me up. Spend me. Eat me up.  Use me for you Glory." And that's exactly what he did.

 

Being a man of God was not always easy for Bob and he paid a high price.  In one measure or another he had to forsake his wife, his family, his Mother and Father, his brothers and sisters and other worldly possessions to follow Jesus.  He not only lost his health, he lost his Daughter, Sharon, to death.

 

Committing your life to Christ in a Godless society is never easy; many times you feel like you may be the only one putting your life, your self image, your social acceptance on the line.  As Bob came to realize, ".  Someone has to go and pay that humiliating price of literally letting your ego be stomped on- not just pushed in and suppressed, but laid out there for people to stomp on.  We need to do this by the grace of God with love and patience: sow the seed on rocky soil, nurture it, and maybe never be applauded."

 

Committing your life to Christ really comes down to this; What really matters

to you in Life?

 

On his death bed in the City of Hope, Bob left us this one message - "I don't care what you have attempted. What you have succeeded at, or what has been your work in Christ's name while you are here on earth - only one thing matters when you have reached the last step before you go to stand before Christ:

 

- Did you tell men and women who Jesus is?

- Did you bring them to some comprehension of His redeeming love?

- Did you make it plain to them that He alone can pay their way to heaven throughout His atoning death on the cross?"

 

Such was the life of a man of God, Bob Pierce.

 

 

 

HIDDEN CODES OF THE BIBLE

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ACT 17:11 - Exhorts you to daily review the scriptures to see if what is being said is true

 

References:           Grant R. Jeffrey - "The Signature of God"- RECOMMENDED READING

Other reading:      "The Hebrew Factor" by Yacov Rambsel

                                                Prepared by D. E. Davis

 

Daniel 12: 4 - "But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased."

 

Here is undeniable proof, the third in the series, that every word, every letter and every punctuation in Bible text was put their by the inspiration of God.  It gives new meaning to the words "increase knowledge".  It's just one of the many signs, and without a doubt, the most exciting revelation that God said he would reveal to man in the "end time".   As you will see, God has put his signature throughout the Bible, has revealed History before it ever happened, all through hidden codes that were supernaturally placed into text which was written over 2,000 years ago; which could only be found with today's computer technological advances.  The codes are found in what scholars call "Equidistant Letter Sequences" or ESL.  That is, each sequential letter in an encoded word or phrase was found the same distance apart numerically; The exact interval designed by God.

 

Actually, the discovery of hidden codes in scripture dates back to before WWI and it was not until 1988 that the use of computers were able to detect a significant amount of coding in scripture.  Since then, the research that Grant Jeffrey and others have done has just exploded and new discoveries are happening every day.

 

Here is a summary of what has been found and outlined in Grant's book, referenced above.  It is my understanding that he is in the process of writing another book to tell what he has found subsequent to "The Signature of God".

 

Luke 21:15 - " For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay (refute) nor resist."

 

Proverbs 25:2 - "It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honor of kings is to search out a matter."

 

THE SIGNATURE OF GOD

 

What follows is what most of the human race would find hard to believe.  It unfathomable to think that the Hebrew Bible, containing 304,805 Hebrew letters, written by 40 individuals could contain hidden messages that if one letter was taken out of the text, one word was removed, the hidden message could not be revealed......yet the message has been sustained for over 2,000 years and has been revealed to man just as Jesus said it would be.  Jesus has actually placed His name and other messages about Himself into text which proves he is the creator of all; King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

 

GOD'S SIGNATURE

God has personally signed scriptures throughout the Old and New Testaments in various ways.  For example in the Old Testament, he has encoded his name, Jesus, in the following scripture:

 

 

THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD FROM ANCIENT TIMES UNTIL TODAY

God has also encoded unbelievable detail about many of the things we read about and which touch our lives daily.  For example, he outlines:

 

PLACES AND THINGS

·         Gen. 2: 4-10  - The key word "Eden" was spelled out sixteen (16) times in the span of 379 Hebrew letters.  The letters were all equidistant from each other.

·         Gen. 2  - In this chapter which deals with the garden of Eden, scientists found encoded in the Hebrew text, Twenty-five (25) names of trees that were in the

Garden of Eden.

·         Gen. 1:1 - Starting with the first appearance of the Hebrew letter "Tav", the word "Torah" was found every 50th letter.

·         Ex. 1: 1 - Again, starting with the first appearance of the letter "Tav" and counting every 50th letter, the word "Torah" was spelled. Num./Deut. - In the book of Numbers the word "Torah" was found spelled backwards every 50th letter.  In the book of Deuteronomy, "Torah" was found again spelled backwards, but this time every forty-ninth (49) letter.

 

NAMES AND EVENTS

·         Holocaust

·         Deut. 10: 17-22 - Beginning with the second to last appearance of the Hebrew letter "bet" in this passage, they found every Thirteenth (13) letter, the phrase "b'yam marah Auschwitz" which means "in the bitter sea of Auschwitz."   Also encoded in this passage were the names of the other Nazi Concentration camp, "Belsen".

·         Deut. 33:21 - Beginning with the letter (resh) that appeared in the Hebrew word "Yisreal," and counting every twenty-second (22) letter from the left to right they found the phrase "re'tzach alm" discribing the Holocaust, which when translated, means "a people cry murder, slaughter."

 

·         Adolph Hitler

·         Deut. 10: 17-22 - The word "Hitler" spelled out in Hebrew was found every twenty-second (22) letter.

·         Deut. 33:16 - Beginning with the first appearance of the Hebrew letter "mem" and every two hundred and forty-sixth (246) letter from left to right you find that the coded letters spelled out the phrase, "Melek Natzim," which translates as the "king of the Nazis."

 

·         Eichmann

·         Deut. 32:52 - Beginning with the appearance of the first letter (aleph) and counting from left to right every six hundred and seventy (670) letters, the name "Aik'man" is spelled, which is the Hebrew form of the name "Eichmann."

 

·         Egyptian President Anwar Sadat

·         "Sadat occurred together with the name of the leader of the Moslem  Brotherhood assassinating team that killed him.......it contained the year of his assassination, 1981,  and the words "president," "gunfire," "shot'" and 'Murder".

 

·         Desert Storm

·         Beginning in Gen. 1:7 and continuing through the rest of Genesis, Grant Jeffrey indicated at the Prophesy Conference in Irvine,Ca. on 27 Sept. 1996 that they had recently found information in hidden code in scripture relating to Desert Storm.  I believe more details will be available in Grant's next book.

 

·         The French Revolution

·         Gen. 39,41 - "Another passage in the Book of Genesis revealed a cluster of encoded words that deals with the French Revolution.  The following words are clustered ogether" "Mapecha HaSarfatit" which spells "the French Revolution" in Hebrew, "Louis," the name of the French king, and the word "Beit (house of Bourbon,") his royal dynasty.  In the same cluster were the following words:  "Hamarseilles" (the name of the French anthem) and the word "Bastillia" (the infamous French prison for political prisoners........"

 

OTHER HISTORICAL INFORMATION

·         Word pairs - "In their initial experiment, .......the scientists arbitrarily chose three hundred (300) Hebrew word-pairs that were logically related in meaning, such as hammer and anvil, or tree and leaf, or man and woman." ".....the researchers were astonished to find that every single word-pair had been located in Genesis in close proximity to each other."

 

·         King David's Ancestors

·         Gen. 28 - " Every one of the five Hebrew names of these ancestor of King

David     (Pharez, Zerah, Boaz, Obed, Jesse) were found encoded at forty-nine (49) letter intervals, hidden within the text of Genesis 38".

·         Famous Jewish Rabbi -  "The Jewish people celebrate the memory of their famous sages by commemorating their date of death.  Incredibly, the computer program found every single one of the sixty-six names of these famous rabbis embedded in the text of Genesis paired at significantly close proximity with their actual date of birth or their date of death."

 

IS THE HEBREW BIBLE UNIQUE TO GOD' S INSPIRED EMBEDDED CODES?

Grant points out that "The researchers attempted to reproduce these results by running the computer program on other religious Hebrew texts outside the Bible, including the Samaritan Pentateuch. .......the researchers could not detect word pairs in the Samaritan Pentateuch or any other Hebrew text outside the Bible.  In fact, an exhaustive analysis reveals that no other Hebrew text outside the Old testament contains these mysterious codes, not even the Hebrew apocryphal books written during the four hundred years before the birth of Christ"

 

A WORD OF CAUTION

"No one can search the Torah using these codes to foretell future events.  The reason is that it is impossible to extract the encoded information unless you already know what the future facts are."  "The prophet Isaiah warned against false prophets and declared that only God can Prophesy  future events accurately

(Isa. 46: 9,10).

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"Computer tapes are now available so that anyone with a computer can personally verify the existence of these codes beneath the text of the Scriptures.

 

As Christians, we can stand firm in the word and shout for joy.  God has given us "the words and the wisdom that none of our adversaries will be able to refute or contradict", no matter how much they try!

 

PRAISE THE LORD!

 

 

 

SIGNS OF THE TIME

 

 

References:           Grant R. Jeffrey - "The Signature of God"- RECOMMENDED READING

                                               

Prepared by D. E. Davis

June 10, 1997

 

Prelude

 

How do we know that Jesus is the one true God when there are so many religions, cultures and cults that claim that they serve the one true god?  How about Buddha, Allah?

 

Scripture says that God alone knows the beginning from the end.  The way that God establishes His authority is through Biblical Prophesy.  There are over 500 prophesies that were prophesied over 2,000 years ago that have all come to pass.  There are still some Old Testament that have yet have to be fulfilled (Daniel Ezekiel), but there has never been an event prophesied that has not come to pass in it’s time. 100% accuracy tells us that the God of the Bible is the only true God.  No one else in the history of the world, living or dead, can make this claim.

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In Matthew 24:3, just before Jesus' ascension into heaven, the disciples of Jesus ask Him what would be the sign of His second coming.  Over the centuries various groups have attempted to guess when Christ would return to the earth to claim His inheritance as promised throughout scripture.  As we know, no one has been right yet!.  God clearly states in Matthew 24:36 that no man, not even the angels, know the day or the time when Christ will return. Only God the Father knows.

 

This summary is clearly not another attempt to forecast this event.  This summary does, however, attempt to provide an awareness of what is happening around you so that you will not be caught unaware. (Ref. Luke 21:34 and Matthew. 24:42).

 

ACT 17:11- Exhorts you to daily review the scriptures to see if what is being said is true.

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----------------------THE SIGNS OF THE TIME-------------------

 

Grant Jeffrey has done a wonderful job of providing critical information about events that are happening in this generation that all Christians need to know;  Events that were prophesied over 2,500 years ago.  Approximately 90% of the material contained herein was extracted and summarized from Grant's book.  I highly recommend reading this book as it contains so much more that you will want to know.

 

THE REBIRTH OF ISRAEL

The rebirth of Israel was prophesied in several scriptures throughout the Bible.  Isaiah 66: 8 predicted that Israel would be born again in "one" day.   Ezekiel 4:3-6 and  Levitcus 26:18 foretold the exact number of days that it would take Israel to re-establish themselves as a nation in the last days. ( The exact calculation can be found in Grant Jeffrey's book referenced above). On May 14, 1948, the Jews proclaimed their independence of the reborn state of Israel.....The exact day that was predicted over twenty-five (25) centuries ago.......No other ancient nation ever ceased to exist for a period of centuries and then returned to take its place on the stage of world history."

 

PRESENT ARAB-ISRAELI CONFLICT

In Psalms 83:2-8, God inspired King David to predict that upon Israel's rebirth as a nation it would be immediately surrounded by their enemies.  The modern names of those nations named in scripture include Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Syria....the nations that have now joined the Palestinians in their attempt to destroy Israel.

 

In Gen. 12: 3,  God has promised to punish those nations that come against Israel.  "I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee; and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed."

 

RESTORATION OF THE HEBREW LANGUAGE

When Israel was captured by Nebuchadnezzar in approx. 562 B.C., Israel was no longer allowed to speak the Hebrew language, but had to learn the language of the Chaldeans.  The Lord predicted, however, through Zephaniah 3:9, that he would restore a pure language to Israel so that they may "serve him with one consent".  It was in the early part of this Century that the Hebrew language was revived from the dead language.  Today, Hebrew is a living language to over 5 million Israelis.

 

THE FERTILITY OF ISRAEL

In  Isaiah 27:6; 35:7 and Joel 2:23, the Lord prophesied through these prophets that the deserted, unproductive, barren land of Israel would once again become productive in the last days and that Israel would experience tremendous increases of rain.  Ever since Israel has returned to the land, they have flourished in the land and now supply over 90 percent of the citrus fruit consumed in Europe.  Rainfall has increased by more than "10 percent every decade for the last century and Israel has planted in excess of two hundred (200) million trees and transformed the complete environment of the Promised Land."  According to the United Nations, Israel is now "the most agriculturally efficient land on earth."

 

THE UNWALLED CITY

Ezekiel 38:11 speaks of the future invasion of Gog and Magog (Russia) saying "And thou shalt say, I will go up to the land of un-walled villages; I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls and having neither bars nor gates". Grant explains that "even army bases and Israel's settlements in the West Bank and Gaza have no walls today.........How could Ezekiel have known twenty-five centuries ago that the development of modern weapons such as bombs, airplanes and missiles, would have made walls and gates irrelevant for defensive purposes in the last days.  In the ancient past even small villages as well as cities depended on walls for defense against invading armies."

 

PLANS FOR REBUILDING OF THE TEMPLE

Revelations 11:1, 2 foretells of Israel rebuilding the Temple in the last days.  There is much controversy between the Israelis and the Muslim's because the Dome of the Rock (Al-Aqsa Mosque) it is believed, sits on the very spot where the Temple is suppose to be built.  In recent years, however, aerial Infra-red photography shows that this may not be the case.  Ezekiel 44:14-18, tell about the sacred vessels and linen robes that must be used in the Temple.  "The Temple Institute in Jerusalem has already prepared over 75 of the objects, vessels, and linen garments required for future Temple service.......over 500 men from the tribe of Levi have already been trained to fulfill the duties of Temple worship and sacrifice."

 

Update:

Just recently in the Washington Post on May 28, 1997, it was reported that a 10 month old  heifer named "Melody" is the first red heifer to be born in Israel in over 2,000 years.  "In ancient times, the ashes of a red heifer were mixed with spring water to purify high priests before they entered the Temple."

 

THE REBUILDING OF BABYLON

We know that the old city of Babylon (now called Iraq) will be built again in the end times because Isaiah 13:6, 19 foretells of its destruction.  In Isaiah 34:8-10 it is prophesied that the rebuilt City of Babylon will burn for ever.

 

"As unlikely as it seems, the Iraqi government of Saddam Hussein has spent over one billion dollars rebuilding the ancient city of Babylon and intends that it will become the center of their future renewed Babylonian Empire.  Interestingly, the whole city of Babylon was built over an underground lake of asphalt and oil."

 

THE ANOINTING OIL

The prophet Daniel prophesied in Dan. 9:24 that the when Jesus returns, that the most Holy of Holies will be anointed with the anointing oil.  "One of the five ingredients, afars' mon, was thought lost forever, when the Temple was destroyed in A.D. 70 and the only two groves of afars'mon trees in existence were burned

to the ground.  Incredibly, several years ago, archeologists in Israel found a clay flask buried near the Dead Sea caves filled with the ancient oil of anointing.  Scientists confirmed that the oil is two thousand years old and is composed of the precise ingredients described in Exodus 30:25,26."

 

 PESTILENCE/FAMINES/EARTHQUAKES

Matthew 24:7 prophesied that in the last days "For nation shall rise against nation and Kingdom against Kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilence, and earthquakes, in divers (various) places."  Grand Jeffrey writes regarding these matters:

·         Pestilence - In 1991, the Central Intelligence Agency produced a report which "concluded that up to 75% of the population of Africa living in the area south of the Sahara Desert may become infected with AIDS over the next 12 years.  This will mean the death by AIDS of over three hundred million people in       Africa alone.  In July 1991, the South African Medical Journal reported that a staggering 47% of black male and female blood donors tested positive for AIDS during 1989."

 

In Nov. 1996, the Associated Press reported that "Sexually transmitted diseases are diagnosed 12 million times a year in the United States - including a staggering 3 million cases among teen-agers".

·          Famine - The United Nations today "claim that over thirty million in Africa are now at risk of dying from the most devastating famine in this century.  The UN estimates that one billion people are in danger of starvation while another billion lack proper nutrition.  North American food reserves (grain and corn) are at the lowest level in sixty years."

·         Major killer earthquakes – “Major Killer earthquakes (7.2 or greater on the Richter scale) occurred only once per decade throughout history until our century.  However, since A. D. 1900, the growth in major earthquakes has been  relentless.  From 1900 to 1949 it averaged three major quakes per decade.  From 1949 the increase became awesome with 9 killer quakes in the 1950's; 13 in the 1960's; 56 in the 1970's and an amazing 74 major quakes in the 1980's.   Finally, in the 1990's, at the present rate, we will experience 125 major killer quakes in this decade."

 

WORLD WIDE COMMUNICATION

In Revelation 11:9,10, it is prophesied that during the tribulation period, the antichrist will have the two witnesses that God sent killed and their bodies will lay in the street for three and a half days while the whole world watches.

 

Did not the whole world watch Desert Storm on CNN television?  With all the technological advances in telecommunications, including the recent opening of the World Wide Net to our computer industry, any event happening in any part of the world can now be viewed while it is happening.  The prophesy of the two  witnesses could literally be fulfilled today.  This could not have happened just 10 or 15 years ago.

 

INCREASED KNOWLEDGE AND TRAVEL

Daniel 12:4 prophesies how much knowledge and travel will increase in the end time. "But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the Book, even to the time of the end:  Many shall run to and fro and knowledge shall be increased."

 

Today, it is estimated that "Human knowledge is growing so quickly that it literally doubles every twenty-four months."   With the discovery through the use of modern "Super" computers by Grant Jeffrey and other researchers of the hidden codes that God supernaturally designed into the original Hebrew text of the Torah describing not only the history of the world in advance, but also verifying his Authority through His personal signature throughout his scripture, we realize that God chose this generation to reveal this unique aspect about himself.

 

It is also amazing that in this century, we have gone from horses to cars, from cars to supersonic spacecraft; not only can we now travel the world in a matter of hours, but in the case of the U.S. Space Shuttle Discovery, we can now travel at speeds in excess of eighteen thousand miles per hour. 

 

REVIVAL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE

Daniel 2:40-44 predicts that the old Roman Empire will be revived in the end times into a ten Nation alliance.  We currently see the foundation being laid today through the European Economic Community. "In 1957, six (6) Countries signed the Treaty of Rome laying the foundation for the future United States of Europe.............Since then the Maastricht Treaty consolidated the fifteen (15) Nations of the European Union into the worlds first superstate."  All it will take is the re-shuffling and/or the consolidation of Nations to bring this prophesy to a literal fulfillment.

 

 

ODDS THAT THESE PROPHECIES WERE FULFILLED BY CHANCE IN THIS GENERATION

 

"In the Bible there are several types of generations.  One generation is defined as the length of life of the average person - seventy or eighty years.  However, a generation of governing is usually defined as forty years,...........During the last two thousand years since the days of Christ, there were fifty such forty-year generations.  Therefore, the odds are one chance in fifty that any one of these specific prophecies happened by chance in our generation rather than some other generation."

 

"The odds that more than one event happening in our life time are:

 

"Another way of looking at this is that the chance that the prophets of the Bible correctly guessed these prophecies is also one in 97,500 trillion............in other words, it is simply impossible that men alone could

have written the Bible without the supernatural assistance and inspiration of God."

 

Matthew 24:32-35 - "Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.  Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.  Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away."

 

Luke 21:28 - "And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh."

 

ANTI-CHRIST TO BE REVEALED

As of today, no one knows who the Anti-Christ is, but we do know what God has told us about him:

 

Many people try to spiritualize or say the events prophesied in the Bible are just symbolic.  Any doubt about how God handles these prophetic events should have been erased on May 14,1948.  God is literally fulfilling scriptural prophesy before our very eyes.  Can we expect anything less for those few remaining prophesies for which He has promised the world; 1) the removal of the one who restrains the man of lawlessness/Sin (the rapture of the Church), 2) His second coming to take possession of His inheritance, 3) The millennial kingdom  and 4) the new heaven and new earth.

 

 

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Ezekiel 33:6 - "But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman's hand."

 

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