Currently Forty-Three Worldwide Volcanic Eruptions
Joel 3:15; Isaiah 40:4; Revelation 6:14
12-2-20, Although detailed statistics are not kept on daily activity of the world’s volcanic eruptions, generally there are approximately twenty volcanoes normally erupting on any particular day. 
Currently there are forty-three of the world’s 1500 volcanoes erupting.
Who can deny that the smoke from wildfires and volcanoes darken the sun and the moon? Joel 2:10, 30-31; Isaiah 13:10; Amos 8:9; Ezekiel 32:7; Acts 2:20
There have been at least 5 major volcanic explosions in the last three days.
An Introduction to Christ
The Apostle John spoke to the seven churches in Asia: "Grace be unto you and peace from Him Which is, was and Which is to come. And from the seven spirits that are before His throne; And from Jesus Christ, Who is the faithful witness, the first begotten of the dead and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto Him Who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood. And hath made us kings and priests unto God and His Father; to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. Behold, He cometh with clouds and every eye shall see Him and they also who pierced Him. All kindreds of the earth shall wail because of Him. Even so, Amen." The Lord said, "I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending. Who is, was and is to come, the Almighty."
12-1-20, Pastor Charles Stanley -- The first chapter of Revelation gives a compact description of the Lord. In verses 4 to 8, John condenses the wonder of Jesus Christ to the bare but beautiful essentials of who He is:
Jesus Christ is the faithful witness. Jesus came to earth to more fully reveal the character and ways of the Father (John 14:9-10). The miracles He performed validated His claim to be the Son of God.
Jesus Christ is the first-born from the dead. The Savior bore our sins and died on the cross, was buried, and rose again on the third day. His resurrection proved that eternal life is possible for us, too, as Jesus taught in John 11:25: “He who believes in Me will live even if he dies.”
Jesus Christ is the ruler of the kings of the earth. It is the Lord who raises men to power, just as it is He who removes them (John 19:11; Rom. 13:1). Meanwhile, believers have access to a higher authority. In God’s throne room, we can beseech Him on behalf of our nations and lay claim to His promises.
Jesus Christ loves us and released us from our sins by His blood. Note the change of tense in John’s writing.
The Lord’s love is ever-present, but He has freed believers from their past. Both the penalty and power of sin have been broken.
When people ask you about Jesus, introduce Him by guiding them through this mini-biography. In just a few sentences, John describes Christ’s character, divinity, and authority. The disciple was not timid about proclaiming the Lord. We shouldn’t be shy, either, when we serve so great a Savior. Source
DO NOT BE CAUGHT UNAWARE:
A GREAT SHAKING IS COMING TO AMERICA
On December 21, 2020 Three Planet Alignment:
‘Christmas Star’ First Time in 800 years
The Lord Jesus Christ said:
“Take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, drunkenness, cares of this life and so that day come upon you unawares. 35 For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. 36 Watch ye therefore praying always that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man [Jesus]."
10-15-20, * -- The Lord Jesus is coming! 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 Sad that mockers and scoffers say -- “We heard that before! When will this be?” 2 Peter 3:3-4 I say, when you least expect it will happen; did Korah expect the ground to open and swallow him and his followers? Numbers 16:32
The Lord Jesus told us: “There shall be signs in the sun, moon and stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring.” Luke 21:25
Distress of nations? America was only great when the Lord Jesus was first in the hearts of the majority. Now that the laws of the land have been corrupted and the hearts of many people are polluted by depravity and wickedness … He is no longer.
The USA has not repented for blaspheming the holy name of the Lord, the murder of millions of unborn babies and legalizing the marriage of same sex couples.
The Lord said now a handful of misguided people hold prayer rallies calling on Me to forgive this Nation - "I will not hear them!' We see in Jeremiah 14:7-9 intercessory prayer was offered, but not heard. We see that intercession even of Moses and Samuel (Jeremiah 15:1; 1 Samuel 12:23) would profit nothing. The Lord said: “Therefore pray not thou for this people, neither lift up a cry or prayer for them: for I will not hear them in the time that they cry unto Me for their trouble.” Jeremiah 11:14
[Note: 23 rapture scriptures here]
- On Thursday, 12/10/20 or Kislev 24 (Hanukkah only day mentioned in scripture Haggai 2:18-23) The Lord’s feast begins with an the eight day celebration called ‘The Festival of Lights’ – King Jesus is the ‘Light of the World.’ John 8:12
- On Tuesday, 12/14/20 there is a solar eclipse [which means judgment of the nations] and this is the day of the Electoral college vote in America. [There is a terrible dispute over the outcome of the recent Nov 3, 2020 presidential election and it’s expected to go to the Supreme Court.]
- On Tuesday, 12/21/2020 is the winter solstice; the shortest day of the year
- On 12/21/20 a rare planetary alignment of Jupiter /Saturn/Mars first time in 800 years ; it’s been called the Star of Bethlehem to announce the "birth of Christ." Matthew 2:1-23 
Of America’s 330 million population, only a small number will be raptured when Jesus calls His children out. 1 Corinthians 15:52 Reportedly, sixty million attend a ‘Christian’ church, but too many are dead to the Holy Spirit being unrepentant, disobedient “church attendees.” These lost souls support many divorces, abortion of children, homosexual marriage defending the depravity of many; leaving only 17 million who will be called out. I believe the Lord is coming before 2020 ends. Even so, please come Lord Jesus. Revelation 22:20
“The earth is utterly broken down, the earth is clean dissolved, the earth is moved exceedingly. The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard, and shall be removed like a cottage; and the transgression thereof shall be heavy upon it; and it shall fall, and not rise again.” Isaiah 24:19-20
*Excerpted and adapted full original message from Byron Searle, 444 Prophecy News here https://444prophecynews.com/caught-unaware-byron-searle/
 Planet Alignment: https://www.ladbible.com/news/interesting-jupiter-and-saturn-will-align-in-sky-for-the-first-time-in-800-years-20201125
 In 1614 AD German astronomer Johannes Kepler wondered if this conjuction of planets was the ‘Christmas Star’ the Wisemen saw at the birth of Messiah Jesus Christ. https://www.popularmechanics.com/space/solar-system/a34763703/jupiter-saturn-double-planet-december-21-christmas-star-how-to-see-it/
Jesus said, "Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled; do not be afraid. Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, for to this you were called as members of one body. And be thankful."
11-29-20, This week our Brother from Ohio USA, John Haller reports on world news; that even OANN and Newsmax doesn't report.
- Imagine that in America people are penalized who Biblically counsel someone about their sexuality.
- The increasing boldness and war drum beating from Iran
- Covid-19 vaccines that seem to be everywhere, yet nowhere, at the same time.
- Middle East update
- And of course the corrupt American election?
His patience has been long suffering and longstanding. However, He will not endure the world and its multi-fronted transgressions forever. At some point, the clock will run out and the final sides will be chosen.
Christians... be comforted. It doesn't matter how evil seems to be progressing.
It's nothing compared to the judgment almighty God will bring on a world full of blasphemers, baby killers, mockers and deniers once His bride is safely at His side. While we cannot know the exact time of His call and arrival; we can see the 'season' and when He is at the door. Matthew 24:33; Romans 8:35-37; Matthew 5:10-12
One hour forty-two minute video here
Gratitude in Affliction
"Thou hast dealt well with thy servant, O LORD, according unto thy word. Teach me good judgment and knowledge: for I have believed Thy commandments. Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept Thy word. Thou art good and doest good; teach me Thy statutes. The proud have forged a lie against me: but I will keep Thy precepts with my whole heart. Their heart is as fat as grease; but I delight in Thy law. It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn Thy statutes. The law of Thy mouth is better unto me than thousands of gold and silver."
Psalm 119:65-72; Micah 2:7
11-28-20, Pastor Charles Stanley -- At Thanksgiving, we typically express gratitude for God's blessings. We should also be grateful for something that doesn't seem like a blessing — such as a trying circumstance you want Him to remove or change. A grateful heart is most precious to God when, humanly speaking, our situations may not warrant giving thanks. By making the following foundational decisions, we can begin to see the value of our adversities and respond with appreciation:
3. Submit to God in the circumstance. Although we may not like the situation, knowing that God "[is] good and does good" (Psalm 119:68) allows us to confidently place our lives under His authority. 1 Thessalonians 5:18
4. Draw from Him the strength to endure. No one has the ability within himself to endure hardships with gratefulness. Only by relying on the Lord can believers go through adversity with an appreciative heart. James 1:3
5. We learn from all experiences. Easy ones and difficult ones. Romans 12:12
Now, think about that circumstance you would like changed, and with a new mindset, offer this prayer to God: "Lord, I accept this situation as coming from You. In faith and trust, I place myself under Your loving authority, and draw from You the strength I need to endure with gratitude." Source
The Faithful Creator
“Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to Him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.”
1 Peter 4:19
11-27-20, Henry Morris, PhD -- This is the only verse in the New Testament describing the Creator as faithful [1 Peter 4:19] God had a very specific purpose in creating the universe and especially people and He will surely accomplish that great purpose.
We do see other verses that He is faithful that repeatedly stress God’s faithfulness. With respect to the physical universe, “for ever, O LORD, Thy word is settled in heaven. Thy faithfulness is unto all generations: Thou hast established the earth, and it abideth.” (Psalm 119:89-90) As far as His promises to His people are concerned, “know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations” (Deuteronomy 7:9).
The faithful Creator is none other than the Lord Jesus Christ, and He rebukes the compromising church of the last days with these majestic words: “These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God” (Revelation 3:14). Although many professing believers will prove unfaithful to Him, “yet He abideth faithful: He cannot deny Himself.” (2 Timothy 2:13)
The triumphant book of Revelation comes directly “from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness” (Revelation 1:5); and when He finally returns to Earth in power and glory, His very name shall be “called Faithful and True” (Revelation 19:11). He is both Alpha and Omega, and thus all His “words are true and faithful” (Revelation 21:5). Our salvation is sure, therefore, because “God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord” (1 Corinthians 1:9). Source
“Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia [modern day Turkey]. I beseech you pilgrims in a foreign land..."
1 Peter 1:1, 2:11
11-26-20, Henry Morris, PhD -- These “strangers” to whom Peter wrote his two epistles were actually “pilgrims.” He used the same Greek word (parepidemos) in 1 Peter 2:11: “Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts.” The word means a resident foreigner, and its only other New Testament usage is in Hebrews 11:13, speaking of the ancient patriarchs who “confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.”
We give honor today to the American “pilgrims,” as they called themselves (thinking of these very verses), who left their homelands in order better to serve God in a foreign land. The “pilgrims” to whom Peter was writing likewise had been “scattered abroad” for their faith (note Acts 8:4).
For that matter, every born-again believer in the Lord Jesus Christ is really just a pilgrim here on Earth, ambassadors for Christ in a foreign land.
“For our conversation is in heaven” (Philippians 3:20). That is, we are citizens of heaven (the Greek word translated “conversation” in this verse is politeuma, meaning “a community” or “citizenship”) and are here only for a time to serve our Lord until He calls us home.
And while we are here, we may endure many trials and sorrows just as did those Massachusetts pilgrims. Nevertheless the Lord supplies our needs—just as He did for the original apostles of the Lord Jesus — and we ought to abound in thanksgiving, as they did.
Thus, everyday Christians all over the world have cause for thanksgiving. Since we are “enriched in every thing” through our Savior, this “causeth through us thanksgiving to God” (2 Corinthians 9:11).
We should be “abounding therein with thanksgiving” (Colossians 2:7). Source
People's Various Reactions to Covid Virus 'Scare'
Government's Dictates and Restrictions
"Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear Him."
11-24-20, Some Christians and those informed of the risks of the current Covid virus freely go about our normal activities, trusting God to take care of us and that even the CDC reports the risk of death is low.
We express opposition to government dictates to close businesses, wear masks, ban gatherings and prohibit church attendance and singing!
Now we hear there may be a mandated vaccination dictate or we will not be permitted to buy or sell or travel?? Hmm … sounds like mark of the beast? Revelation 13:17 We must not fear what the government can do to us. Jesus said:
"Fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear Him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell." Matthew 10:28
Past Words of Wisdom from the 16th Century Priest Martin Luther during 'Black Plague'
In August of 1527 the plague struck Wittenberg Germany causing many to flee in fear for their lives. Christian minister Martin Luther and his pregnant wife Katharina, remained in their beloved city in order to care for and treat the infected. Despite the calls for him and his family to also leave Wittenberg, Luther’s mind was set on helping the infected. He came to the conclusion that it was not inherently wrong for one to so value their life that they did not remain, but only so long as the sick had someone of greater faith than they to care for them. He balanced this position with the conviction that this one of greater faith ought not condemn the one of weaker faith who fled. Matthew 25:41–46 Martin did not die from the plague ... he passed to Jesus in 1546. His biography here
Patriotic Americans Are Too Timid
Democrats Have Declared War on America
Remember What Jesus Did With the Money Changers??
Matthew 21:12-13; Revelation 19:11
11-23-20, David Horowitz, Front Page* -- By now it should be obvious - even to conservatives - that we are in a war. It is a conflict that began nearly fifty years ago when the street revolutionaries of the Sixties joined the Democrat Party. Their immediate goal was to help the Communist enemy win the war in Vietnam, but they stayed to expand their influence in the Democrat Party and create the radical force that confronts us today. The war that today’s Democrats are engaged in reflects the values and methods of those radicals. It is a war against us - against individual freedom, against America’s constitutional order, and against the capitalist engine of our prosperity.
Democrat radicals know what they want and where they are going. As a result, they are tactically and organizationally years ahead of patriotic Americans who are only beginning to realize they are in a war. The Democrats’ plan to steal the 2020 election was hatched many years ago when Democrats launched their first attacks on Voter I.D.s, and then every effort to secure the integrity of the electoral system. Those attacks metastasized into an all-out assault on Election Day itself with early- and late-voting grace periods, and a flood of 92 million mail-in ballots, hundreds of thousands of which were delivered in the middle of the night to be counted behind the backs of Republican observers after Election Day had passed.
The result of these efforts is that Election Day no longer really exists as a day when the votes are cast and counted. This is a fact that offers generous opportunities for the election saboteurs to do their work. Those saboteurs’ opportunities were greatly enhanced this year with the installation in =>
<= battle ground states of voting machines specifically designed to calculate how many votes were required to steal an election and then to switch ballots already cast and deliver them to the chosen party. Mail-in ballots were indispensable to the realization of this plan.
I will not dwell at length on the years it took the Republican Party, and American patriots, to recognize what the Democrat Party had become or the threat it posed to our country as an enemy within. Suffice it to say that Republicans can still be heard referring to Democrats as “liberals” when it is obvious even to them that there is nothing liberal about their principles or methods. They are vindictive bigots who are actively destroying the First Amendment in our universities, on the Internet and in our once but no longer free press. Suffice it to note that while Democrats accuse Republicans including the President of being racists and traitors, the response of Republican leaders is this: “Oh, the Democrats are just playing politics.”
This is not “playing” people. It is war. They are trying to kill us politically, and we need to respond accordingly, to fight fire with fire. Today’s Democrat Party is a party of character assassins and racists. Republicans know this but are reluctant to say it. That is how a pathological liar and corrupt political whore like Joe Biden can accuse the choice of 73 million Americans of being a white supremacist and also murdering 220,000 corona virus patients. That’s why Biden and his gunslingers can do so with no consequences – without so much as a wrist slap – from “moderates” and independents, who know better. The Democrats’ ability to intimidate well-meaning Americans is that great.
Is this too blanket a condemnation? Where, then, is the Democrat who was outraged by the four-year Russia collusion hoax and the failed coup and impeachment attempts – all of which accused the president, without a shred of evidence, of treason? Where was the Democrat who dissented from the public lynching of an exemplary public servant, Justice Brett Kavanaugh, over an incident that never happened 37 years ago at a time when he was a high school kid? Where is the Democrat who has condemned the violent street criminals of Antifa and Black Lives Matter who got away with conducting the most destructive civic insurrection in American history, orchestrating mayhem and disrespect for the law that led to the murders of scores of people who happen to have been mainly black?
What follows is a basic vocabulary for understanding the political war that has engulfed us. When it is used by enough Americans who love their country, it will cancel the surreal universe that Democrats’ lies have imposed on us, and the war will be on its way to being won.
Democrats are not democrats; they are totalitarians. They have declared war on the First Amendment, the Second Amendment, the Electoral College, the Senate, the Supreme Court, the election system, and the idea of civil order. They have called for the Republican President of the United States to be de-platformed and jailed. Their obvious goal is a one-party state that criminalizes dissent. To them, support for such basic necessities as borders and law enforcement are racist. If you oppose their efforts to legalize infanticide, they will condemn you as enemies of women, and if you make videos of their confessions to selling body parts of murdered infants, they will - like Kamala Harris - throw you in jail.
Progressives are not progressive; they are reactionaries. They are out to abolish liberal value systems and create a status hierarchy where race, gender, and sexual orientation define and confine you to an unalterable place in their new social order. If you are white or male or heterosexual or religious – Justice Kavanaugh was all four - you are guilty before the fact.
But if you are a member of a designated (but increasingly imaginary) “victim” group you are innocent even when the facts show you are guilty - like the reprehensible female who lied to Congress in a calculated attempt to destroy Kavanaugh’s life and career. If you are a member of a “victim” group you have an unlimited license to persecute others. Thus, the LGBTQ lobby is currently behind a nation-wide crusade to strip Christians of their First Amendment rights and criminalize their religion. They use their victim status to leverage their hate of people who don’t embrace their agendas, and deploy it to crush them – and only Republicans seem to care.
Identity politics is a pure form of racism, yet Trump is the only Republican I’m aware of who has had the political spine to call a Democrat a racist. Identity “wokism” is a totalitarian politics because it encompasses every aspect of life, down to the pronouns one is ordered to use. The progressive police state will leave no space free.
Racists and aspiring totalitarians are what Democrats have become. The only moral principle they are guided by is the old Bolshevik saw, “the ends justify the means.” They will say anything however false and condone anything, however criminal, which advances their goal of maximum power.
Since race is the principal weapon wielded by Democrats, this is most evident in their claim that there is “systemic racism” in America, which needs to be rooted out even if it means destroying the very foundations of law and order. When two Republican canvassers refused to certify the election result in Detroit – a city once the richest in America but now mainly black and poor thanks to fifty-nine years of misrule by Democrats – they were accused of “systemic racism.” This charge and the accompanying threats by the Democrat mob were so intimidating the two withdrew their objections. But if there was in fact election fraud in Detroit, to object to it is not by any stretch of the imagination “systemic racism.” To believe otherwise is to believe that black people, due to their skin color, are incapable of committing election fraud. How racist is that?
“Systemic racism” is an assertion made reflexively by Democrats that is never accompanied by evidence. For good reason. Systemic racism has been outlawed in America since the Civil Rights Act of 1964. If there were actual instances of systemic racism in 2020, there would be lawsuits – plenty of them. Even making the racist assumption, which the Identity Politics crowd does make, that all white people are white supremacists by dint of their skin color, there are tens of thousands of black lawyers, prosecutors, district attorneys, attorneys general, and elected officials who would be filing lawsuits over a practice that is illegal. You never hear of massive lawsuits over systemic racism, because “systemic racism” is a myth. The myth lives because it is an indispensable weapon wielded by Democrats to advance their anti-democratic agendas and quests for power.
The only reason Democrats are able to do this so successfully – even going so far as to justify the arson, looting and general destruction in more than 600 American cities this summer – is because Republicans, and conservatives generally, are too timid or cowardly to confront them. This war will continue until patriotic Americans summon the courage to call Democrats the racists, liars, character assassins and aspiring totalitarians that they actually are. And to do so in so many words. Blowback works. Source
Almighty God Has a List ...
"Know therefore that the LORD thy God, He is the faithful God, Who keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love Him and keep His commandments to a thousand generations." vs 13-14 God said: "Son of man, when the land sinneth against Me by trespassing grievously, then will I stretch out Mine hand upon it, and will break the staff of the bread thereof, and will send famine upon it, and will cut off man and beast from it."
Deuteronomy 7:9; Ezekiel 14:13
11-22-20, This week Brother John Haller in Ohio at Fellowship Bible Chapel speaks about our post-truth, Covid virus - based society. Currently, we're at the point where many of those elitist who consider patriotic Americans "the unwashed masses" can make declaration ... and we heard and saw them say it ... yet they with the innocence of a young child report ... 'I didn't say that!' They either actually believe it themselves, or hope that if they lie to you often enough, you'll believe it.
John takes a look at the potential for an incoming Biden administration. It's being fueled by the radical progressives who are making lists of every person who would speak out against their Socialist, leftist, commie agenda and how they plan to target them with relentless verbal, physical and cyber-abuses.
Judgment may be coming to the USA.
Many Christians don't accept that a God of love destroys nations when they become decadent, depraved and degenerate.
Consider His word when He is angry, the Earth trembles; the nations cannot endure His wrath. (Jeremiah 10:10) God said, ‘I form the light and create darkness, I bring prosperity and create disaster; I, the Lord, do all these things.’ ” (Isaiah 45:7) God said: "I send a pestilence into that land, and pour out My fury upon it in blood, to cut off from it man and beast: Though Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, as I live they shall deliver neither son nor daughter; they shall but deliver their own souls by their righteousness." Ezekiel 14:19-20
Faithful born again believers in Christ should be at peace; when the dust settles there'll only be one Victor ... THE LORD JESUS CHRIST. Revelation 19:16
One hour thirty-three minute video here
Luke 10:20, Revelation 3:5
Parents Must Protect their Children
Parents Are Responsible for the Health of Their Children:
Covid Masks are dangerous
"Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house: thy children like olive plants round about thy table."
Psalm 128:3-4, 127:3-5
Experts weigh in on dangers of face masks for young children
For infants and children who may have communication issues, Dr. Laura Waters, a pediatrician with Mercy, said face masks can be dangerous. "If they were struggling to breath under that mask or having difficulties, they wouldn't necessarily be able to communicate that. Then they also struggle to remove that mask if they're not able to communicate. At that age they're drooling, they're also having runny nose and sneezing, and all of that going on with allergy season. So obviously, any time that the masks become wet they're not that effective. There are lots of reasons in general why we would recommend for children, or younger children not to be wearing masks."
Elderly women may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children. Titus 2:4
"If any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel."
1 Timothy 5:8
Four-Year-Old Almost Dies due to Lung Infection Caused by Prolonged Mask Wearing – Doctor Rants: "How Many Children Must Die - not because of Covid, but because of the masks blocking their good oxygen??"
11-21-20, How long are parents going to continue masking their children causing great harm to them, even to the point of risking their lives? Dr. Eric Nepute in St. Louis took time to record a video rant.
"The truth I’ve been trying to tell people for months. And you have Joe Biden trying to steal the election and get people to wear masks as the radical left. And what if somebody does have a virus and is in the hospital using aspartame as it's illegally unlabeled in drugs. =>
Dr. Eric Nepute in St. Louis took time to record a video rant that he wants everyone to share, after the 4-year-old child of one of his patients almost died from a bacterial lung infection caused by prolonged mask use. See six minute Video here or here
The Changed Life
"If anyone is in Christ, he or she is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new."
2 Corinthians 5:17
11-12-20, Archives of Oswald Chambers -- What understanding do you have of the salvation of your soul? The work of salvation means that in your real life things are dramatically changed. You no longer look at things in the same way. Your desires are new and the old things have lost their power to attract you.
One of the tests for determining if the work of salvation in your life is genuine is— has God changed the things that really matter to you? Has your behaviors changed? If you still behave as you always have yearning for the old things, it is absurd to talk about being born from above— you are deceiving yourself.
And when a crisis comes, you are the most amazed person on earth at the wonderful difference there is in you. There is no possibility of imagining that you did it. It is this complete and amazing change that is the very evidence that you are saved. [1 John 5:18]
What difference has my salvation and sanctification made? For instance, can I stand in the light of 1 Corinthians 13:1 , or do I squirm and evade the issue? True salvation, worked out in me by the Holy Spirit, frees me completely. And as long as I “walk in the light as He is in the light” (1 John 1:7), God sees nothing to rebuke because His life is working itself into every detailed part of my being, not on the conscious level, but even deeper than my consciousness. Source
The COMING STORM
“Behold, the whirlwind of the LORD goeth forth with fury, a continuing whirlwind: it shall fall with pain upon the head of the wicked. The fierce anger of the LORD shall not return, until He has done it and until he have performed the intents of His heart: in the latter days ye shall consider it.”
4-1-2010, * -- When a sleeping child must be awakened, a loving parent takes him by the shoulders and gently shakes him. If the child doesn't wake up immediately, the shaking becomes a bit firmer. The parent insists, because he knows the child will suffer if he doesn't wake up on time.
That’s precisely what God is now doing to America and the world. At first, He shook us very tenderly, but now His shaking has become violent, because we refuse to awaken.
In the late 1980’s the Lord’s shaking of the earth began with earthquakes. A quake in Armenia wiped out almost that entire province. A quake in Japan measuring 6.9 nearly destroyed an entire city. Then came the horrible quake in San Francisco, with more following almost daily in that area. Quakes hit the West Coast constantly, from northern California to San Diego and down into Mexico. [On Mar 11, 2011 Japan had the horrific 9.1 quake and tsunami that destroyed their nuclear plant; causing radiation in the Pacific ocean.
In the Old Testament we read in Isaiah 24:1, 11, 13 the prophecy that God will one day shake the earth as if it were an olive tree-till every bit of fruit falls.
"Behold, the Lord maketh the earth empty . . . and turneth it upside down. . . All joy is darkened, the mirth of the land is gone... When thus it shall be in the midst of the land among the people, there shall be as the shaking of an olive tree."
The prophet Ezekiel reports that when God's fury arises, He will shake all that can be shaken: "All the men that are upon the face of the earth, shall shake at my presence, and the mountains shall be thrown
down, and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground. . . . And I will be known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I am the Lord." (Ezekiel 38:20 and 23)
The writer of Hebrews [may be Luke] says: "Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven. . . . That [only] those things which cannot be shaken may remain" (Hebrews 12:26-27).
God is going to shake everything in sight so that He is revealed as the only unshakable power! He said, “I am God, there is none else!”
*Excerpted and adapted original message from the Late David Wilkerson here
Grace to Keep Going
Regarding circumcision: "Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension ... the apostles & elders came together to consider this matter & when there had been much disputing. Peter rose up saying unto them, 'Men and brethren, ye know how that a good while ago God made choice among us, that the Gentiles by my mouth should hear the word of the gospel & believe. God Who knows the hearts, bare them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as He did unto us; And put no difference between us & them, purifying their hearts by faith. Now therefore, why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear? But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they."
Acts 15:2, 6-11
11-18-20, Pastor Charles Stanley -- As believers, we readily attribute our salvation to God’s grace, but what does “this grace in which we stand” mean to us now (Romans 5:2)? How does it work out in everyday life, especially when we’re going through periods of trial or suffering?
The Lord’s grace releases His supernatural power within us so we can endure life’s hardships with a godly attitude. In fact, we’ll even be able to rejoice in what He is doing in us through the adversity. Nothing looks hopeless when we focus on Him instead of on our problems. We discover the assurance of God’s sustaining presence as He walks with us every step of the way; Jews and Gentiles alike. [Matthew 28:20
Because we’ve experienced His care for us, we are able to show empathy and love to =>
<= others facing hard times even when they've been unkind to us; turn the other cheek so to speak [Luke 6:29]. During fiery trials, grace works to transform our character so that others can see Jesus reflected in us. [Galatians 2:20]
Difficulties in life are unavoidable. So we need a daily dose of God’s grace if we are to walk through trials with confidence that there is great reward on the other side. If we rely on our own strength, however, obstacles will appear insurmountable, leaving us discouraged and ready to give up.
Too often believers rely on Christ for their salvation but then try to go solo. If God’s grace was needed to save us, then logic says we would also need it for the rest of our days; to 'KEEP US.' Only through a continuous infusion of His sustaining power can we live a victorious Christian life. Psalm 52:8; Romans 11:17, 24
Hymn: God's Grace here
The Eternal Goal Reached Through Obedience to God
God told Abraham: "I have sworn, because you have done this thing and obeyed Me … I will bless you … "
Genesis 22:16-17; Romans 6:16; Galatians 5:1
11-17-20, Archives Oswald Chambers -- We see in Genesis 22:16-17 that Abraham, at this point, has reached where he is in touch with the very nature of God. He now understands the reality of God. My goal is God Himself… At any cost, dear Lord, by any road.
“At any cost…by any road” means submitting to God’s way of bringing us to the goal. Matthew 7:13-14
There is no possibility of questioning God when He speaks, if He speaks to His own nature in me. Prompt obedience is the only result. When Jesus says:
"Come,” I simply come; when He says, “Let go,” I let go; when He says, “Trust God in this matter,” I trust. This work of obedience is the evidence that the nature of God is in me.
It's through the discipline of obedience that I get to the place where Abraham was and I see who God is. God will never be real to me until I come face to face with Him in Jesus Christ. Then I will know and can boldly proclaim, “In all the world, my God, there is none but Thee, there is none but Thee.” Psalm 73:25
The promises of God are of no value to us until, through obedience, we come to understand the nature of God. We may read some things in the Bible everyday for a year and they may mean nothing to us. Then, because we have been obedient to God in some small detail, we suddenly see what God means and His nature is instantly opened up to us.
All the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen…” (2 Corinthians 1:20).
Our “Yes” must be born of obedience; when by obedience we ratify a promise of God by saying, “Amen,” or, “So be it.” That promise becomes ours. Source
CNN's Jake Tapper has suggested because of the Covid virus that Christmas holiday be canceled...
Christian Evangelist Franklin Graham Explains Impossible to Cancel the Birthday of Savior & King Jesus Christ!
"Which in His times He shall shew, Who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords." 1 Timothy 6:15
"These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for He is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful. And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS." Revelation 17:14, 1916
11-16-20, WesternJournal* -- Neither the dark times of COVID-19 nor a gloomy prediction from CNN’s Jake Tapper can stop the season of light the anniversary of the birth of the Lord King Jesus Christ.
In a recent CNN discussion about the Covid virus and vaccine wondering when the USA will be back to ‘normal’ … Jake Tapper asked Dr Tony Fauci when American families could celebrate the holidays together again. Tapper said: “So not until the second or third quarter of 2021 though? Christmas is probably not going to be possible?”
Franklin Graham said: “This weekend, CNN’s Jake Tapper made the gloomy proclamation that, ‘Christmas is probably not gonna be possible’ this year. I have news for him — Christmas is going to be celebrated by millions and millions of people around the world.
"The reason is that Christmas is not about gatherings and festivities, but it’s about Jesus Christ. It is about God GIVING His Son — His birth -- He came to earth to save us from our sins. As Christians, we celebrate that ‘God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16'”
We celebrate the birthday of King and Lord Jesus Christ; you can’t cancel it!
The attack on Christmas follows one on Thanksgiving from Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, who issued an advisory Thursday telling Chicago residents not to gather in thanks this year. California's Gov Gavin Newsom & NY's Cuomo  have also put out directives that only two families could gather for 2 hours and eat outside…
Lightfoot said: “You must cancel the normal Thanksgiving plans. Particularly if they include guests that do not live in your immediate household. ”
*Excerpted and adapted full original report here
 Lightfoot CNBC here
 Newsom Newsweek here
 Cuomo Legal Insurrection here
For Our Transgressions
“But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with Jesus' stripes we are healed.”
Isaiah 53:5; Romans 4:24-25
7-17-20, Henry Morris, PhD -- The 53rd chapter of Isaiah contains the clearest and fullest exposition of the substitutionary sacrifice of Christ for our sins to be found in all the Bible. Our text verse [Isaiah 53:5] is the central verse of this chapter, which, in turn, is the central chapter of Isaiah’s second division, chapters Isaiah 40:1, 66:24.
Although the chapter and verse divisions of the Bible were not part of the original inspired text ... they were somehow providentially guided. Part 1 of Isaiah contains 39 chapters and part 2 has 27 chapters, just as the Old and New Testaments have 39 and 27 books, respectively.
Likewise, the major themes of the two Testaments—law and judgment in the Old, grace and salvation in the New —respectively dominate the two divisions of Isaiah.
Many other correlations can be discerned—for example, the second division begins with the prophecy of John the Baptist and ends with the prophecy of the new heavens and the new earth, just as the New Testament does.
Be that as it may, this central verse of the central chapter of Isaiah’s salvation division surely displays the very heart of the gospel:
Christ was “wounded” (literally “thrust through,” as with a spear John 19:34) and “bruised” (literally bruised and beaten Mark 10:34) for our sins.
When we repent of our sin we receive forgiveness and “peace” with God because He was chastised (i.e., “disciplined”) in our place 1 Peter 2:24 and we are forever “healed” of our lethal sin-sickness because He received the “stripes” (i.e., great welts caused by severe blows) that should have been ours. What wondrous love is this! Romans 5:8; Galatians 2:20 Source
"Why do the heathen rage & the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves & the rulers take counsel together against the Lord against His anointed, saying: 'Let us break their bands asunder and cast away their cords from us.' He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. Then shall he speak unto them in His wrath & vex them in His sore displeasure. Yet have I set My king upon My holy hill of Zion. I will declare the decree: the Lord hath said unto me, 'Thou art My Son; this day have I begotten thee. Ask of Me & I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance & the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession. Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel. Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth. Serve the Lord with fear & rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest He be angry & ye perish from the way, when His wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in Him'."
11-15-20, This installment of John Haller's weekly prophecy update describes how Americans are on the verge of witnessing the complete and utter breakdown of western society in the wake of a contentious election that appears to be rife with massive and coordinated fraud.
We, as followers of Christ, must be steadfast in our faith and belief, knowing that God is behind the scenes weaving an intricate tapestry of events that will bring Him glory.
Being "Undecided" is never a good position. Jesus tells us that the lukewarm will be spit out of His mouth. Revelation 3:16 Everyone must decide their belief or non belief in the Savior Jesus Christ. Indecision is just as lethal as rejection. John 3:18
Wicked attacks on believers are ramping up as the world gets ever closer to a final judgment when there will be no mistake in what is right and wrong and all evil deeds will be exposed. Isaiah 5:20; Job 27:10
One hour twenty minute video here
The Power of a Discerning Spirit
"Called of God an high priest after the order of Melchisedec. Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing ye are dull of hearing. For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat. For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil."
Hebrews 5:10-14; 1 Peter 2:2; Isaiah 28:7-12
11-14-20, Pastor Charles Stanley -- In a world filled with endless sources of information and opinions, believers need to develop a discerning spirit. Otherwise, how will we know what is true? Much of what we see and hear is based on a worldly perspective that is influenced by Satan, the Father of Lies [John 8:44]. Deception is found even in the religious realm: cults mix lies with enough truth to make some people consider them legitimate Christian institutions.
The only way born again believers [John 3:3, 7] can guard against deception is to ground themselves in God's Word. The more time you spend filling your mind with the Lord's instructions, precepts and thoughts, the more discerning we will be. However, just knowing biblical truth isn't enough. You must put what you learn into practice so that it becomes more than head knowledge; actually walk the walk.
The goal is to let God's Word become such an integral part of our thinking that it guides all our decisions. Even if the situation we're facing isn't specifically addressed in the Bible, scriptural principles provide the needed wisdom for every choice. In addition, the Holy Spirit was given to each believer as a Helper, whose job is to guide us into all the truth (John 14:26, 16:13).
However, our responsibility is to put God's Word into your mind so that He can bring it to your remembrance.
What are you allowing into your mind? Is Scripture high in your priorities? Unless you're careful, worldly thinking will overpower spiritual discernment. It's difficult to keep God's perspective in the forefront if you spend two or three hours in front of the television and only ten minutes in the Bible. Galatians 5:16-17; Proverbs 15:21; Philippians 1:9-10; Romans 13:13-14; 1 Kings 3:9 Source
God Sometimes Uses the Wicked for Good
Joseph to his wicked brothers: "As for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive."
Genesis 37:1, 50:19-21
7-25-20, Pastor Charles Stanley -- When we don't understand what God is doing or why, His ways can seem perplexing. The times when ungodly people seem to triumph over the righteous make us scratch our heads and wonder why the Lord doesn't intervene. But the truth is, He often uses the wicked to accomplish His purpose. [Note: Like the 2020 USA presidential election?--Ed.]
Joseph faced one wicked individual after another during his life and exile. His brothers shipped him off to Egypt. His boss's wife accused him of atrocity. And even those he helped, like Pharaoh's cup bearer, forgot about him (Gen. 40:23). At this point the actions (or seeming inactions) of God make little sense to us. However, once we learn of Joseph's complete life; we realize that everyone who harmed or neglected him contributed to God's plan. The Lord allowed the young Hebrew to be humbled then unexpectedly exalted to power at the right moment to save his family [and the known world] from famine -- who were the Messiah's human ancestors.
In our circumstances, we can see God's actions only from the limited vantage point of our humanness. We experience the events He has allowed, but can't discern what He's planning. Often the Lord's goals and purposes are hidden from us until His plans come to fruition.
God is sovereign over all the earth. We may wonder at the strange or even terrifying turns our lives take, but we can be certain that He is in control and at work.
The wicked may triumph for a season, but the final, eternal victory belongs to Christ and His righteous born again [John 3:3, 7] followers. Source
Also: Perfect example of this is Jesus’ crucifixion: the murder of Christ was an evil act, but through it God redeemed His elect and “disarmed the [demonic] powers and authorities” (Colossians 2:15). In Habakkuk’s day, God’s purpose was to bring judgment on Judah for their idolatry. Babylon was the instrument of His judgment (cf. Isaiah 10:5). [Is the USA being judged? Habbakkuk 1:5-11 -- Ed.]
Can You Trust Your Conscience?
The Apostle Paul said: "Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, of a good conscience and of faith unfeigned: From which some having swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling; desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm."
1 Timothy 1:5-7; Philippians 2:13-18; Matthew 5:13-16
7-27-20, Pastor Charles Stanley -- "Let your conscience be your guide." This bit of folk wisdom seems to make sense since our conscience is designed to help us discern right from wrong. However, people cannot always trust their internal radar to steer them correctly; this is the case particularly with unbelievers, who don’t have the Holy Spirit to reveal truth and offer guidance for wise decisions.
While Christians do have God’s indwelling Spirit, they should be careful not to harbor sin in their lives, as that can interfere with the way their morality sensor [aka conscience] functions.
A trustworthy conscience is programmed with God's scriptural teaching. Believers build a stable and sensitive spiritual radar system by applying God’s truth to their lives.
Therefore, they are committed to thinking and acting in ways that honor and please the Lord. Then, when sinful thoughts or choices come across that radar, it will deliver a sharp warning. So a person with a reliable conscience will have a strong desire to obey God. He won’t settle for what feels right or looks good, but instead prayerfully seeks the Lord’s will. In other words, he does not rely on feelings or solely on his conscience but incorporates all of the Holy Spirit’s tools into his/her daily life: Scripture, prayer, etc. Moreover, when our spiritual radar sounds the alarm, so we are quick to draw back and reject unwise choices.
A conscience isn’t designed to be our guide; it is a tool of THE Guide. The Holy Spirit not only convicts us of sin, but He also brings to mind godly principles and leads us on a righteous path. He uses a variety of tools to conform us to the likeness of Christ (Romans 8:29; Zephaniah 3:17). Source
U.S.A. Election: What's Next?
"Let no one deceive you in any way, for it will not come until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness--the son of destruction--is revealed."
11-7-20, Pastor Steve Cioccolanti of Australia reports on the USA election fraud. He parallels the scripture in Daniel 7:25 where the laws and times are changed as was done in Pennsylvania to steal the election from President Trump. Much more:
One hour twenty minute video here
"Through his craft and by his hand, he will cause deceit to prosper, and in his own mind he will make himself great. In a time of peace he will destroy many, and he will even stand against the Prince of princes. Yet he will be broken off, but not by human hands." Daniel 8:25
Wrap Yourself in Godliness
“Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another.”
11-9-20, Henry Morris, III, PhD -- The word enduo, describes “sinking down” into a garment like a robe or seamless cloak that covers the whole body (Mark 1:6; Matthew 27:31; John 19:23).
There are several passages that allude to this total change of behavior—like enveloping oneself in a body-covering cloak as follows:
Perhaps an even more precise picture is what happens to us when we are brought into the resurrected and eternal condition that is “like” the Lord Jesus (1 John 3:2). Then we will “put on incorruption” and “put on immortality” (1 Corinthians 15:53-54).
The character traits of God cannot co-exist with the “members” of flesh. They must be “mortified.” Neither can godliness control our minds when evil thoughts dominate. They must be put off. Yet, for us to put on the character of God, we must “glue” the character traits identified in today’s text together by charity (love) and let God’s peace rule in our hearts. Even then, the word of Christ must dwell in our lives richly, so much so that whatsoever we do “in word or deed” is done in the name of the Lord Jesus (Colossians 3:14-17).
Un-Prez-I-Dent-ed: USA Election Report
Don’t Fret Because of Evil Doers
God's Word Tells Us: "Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity.
Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in Him; and He shall bring it to pass.
Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him:
Fret not thyself because of him who prospereth
Cease from anger, and forsake wrath:
Ffret not thyself in any wise to do evil.
For evildoers shall be cut off:
But those that wait upon the Lord, they shall inherit the earth.
For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be
Wait on the Lord, and keep His way
I have seen the wicked in great power
Yet he passed away, and, lo, he was not:
I sought him, but he could not be found.
Transgressors shall be destroyed together
But the salvation of the righteous is of the Lord:
He is their strength in the time of trouble.
And the Lord shall help them, and deliver them:
He shall deliver them from the wicked because they trust in him.
Psalm 37:1-40; Proverbs 23:17; Numbers 16:26
11-8-20, John Haller reviews and reports on the horrific events of the past week. Regarding the USA presidential election: "It's ain't over 'til the fat lady sings."
There is both anecdotal evidence as well as developing documentation that strange and statistically impossible things has happened with the votes in key battleground states. Contrary to the mainstream media's claim, no winner has been declared - as the media cannot do it.
It will go to the courts, but the question is, will they apply "the law" or simply take a pass? Some believe that this is all part of God's plan to reveal and judge the depth and level of =>
<= corruption that exists in the anti-life, anti-God platforms now in effect in wicked depraved America today.As it must be God's strong delusion of 2 Thessalonians 2:10-12 ... because ... how could the unlikable mentally deficient corrupt Joe Biden receive more votes than even BARRY OBAMA??
Others believe that God is allowing this to happen due to our unfaithfulness. Regardless of the outcome, we must be, more that ever before, Jesus in the Flesh to all those we encounter along the way. We must endure, clinging on to our faith in knowing that whatever happens, God is still in control and His plan will be worked to perfection for those who love Him.
One hour thirty-one minute video here
Whatever Makes You Weary and Fearful ...
Fear Not ... God will provide a Way
Sing praises to Him
Eight Hour Non Stop Calming Lovely Christian Instrumental Hymns here
Also beautiful images of landscapes and vistas ...
God said, "Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it?
I will even make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert."
Isaiah 43:19; Psalm 78:16; Luke 6:45
- sad, John 14:1
- have sinned, Psalm 51:1
- facing danger, Psalm 91:1
- faith needs stimulation, Hebrews 11:1
- alone and sad, Psalm 23:1
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