"Mything" the Point
Proverbs 20:1; Ephesians 5:6; Romans 1:18; Galatians 5:19-21; Ecclesiastes 10:1
8-29-20, Sadly, many people find that they can only find joy and merriment in drugs and alcoholic beverages. God has much to say about the benefit of wine and avoidance of strong drink. Apostle Paul said:
"Stop drinking only water and use a little wine because of your stomach and your frequent illness." 1 Timothy 5:23
However, God's word forbids drunkenness; although the Bible never says that alcohol itself is sinful, it does say many times that drunkenness is a sin.
There are many verses that speak against drunkenness: Romans 13:13; Galatians 5:19-21; 1 Peter 4:3
God tells us that a merry heart is good medicine. [Proverbs 17:22].
The USA is currently struggling to stop the hate filled riots and the world suffers misery under the Covid virus scare and subsequent lockdown.
We feel sadness as most people are wearing the awful face mask. We can’t even smile at one another – smiling at strangers usually gains a returned smile; now we've lost 'that merriment.’
Originally, to be merry did not simply mean to be mirthful, but strong and gallant – a double thought of might and mirth. The late great Rev Billy Graham* explained what the word ‘merry’ once meant:
“famous,” “illustrious,” “great,” or “mighty.” =>
<=It was in this sense that:
As Christians we are to engage in spiritual merriment and as we think upon the fact that, through redemption, we become a child of God’s family and this earth is not our home and someday Christ will take us out of here. So we should cheer up!
2 Peter 2:22; Proverbs 26:11
Turkey, Sudan, Libya, Iran and Russia ...
Russian Ships in the Mediterranean
The word of the Lord came unto me saying: "Persia, Ethiopia and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet: Gomer, and all his bands; the house of Togarmah of the north quarters [Turkey], and all his bands: and many people with thee. Be thou prepared, and prepare for thyself, thou, and all thy company that are assembled unto thee, and be thou a guard unto them. After many days thou shalt be visited: in the latter years thou shalt come into the land that is brought back from the sword, and is gathered out of many people, against the mountains of Israel.."
Ezekiel 38:1, 5-8
8-26-20, Our Jewish brother in Christ reporting from the Jewish state of Israel proclaiming signs of the last days are converging now at the same time.
Bible Prophecy is happening right before our eyes as never, in the history throughout the world have so many forces including economic, illness, natural disasters, scientific, cultural, geopolitical, moral, spiritual and religion, converged together to bring this world that's already teetering over the edge into the abyss, to a point of no return. The Lord Jesus said when you see all these signs happening, know that I am near, even at the door. Mark 13:23-30
Daniel's vision: "I lifted my eyes and saw a ram with two horns standing beside the canal. The horns were long, but one was longer than the other and the longer one grew up later. The two-horned ram that you saw represents the kings of Media and Persia." [Goat Turkey, Ram Iran [Persia] Daniel 8:3, 20-21
See 58 min video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=W3lhzjsVMSo&feature=youtu.be
The Fear of the Lord
“Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the LORD.”
8-21-20, *-- This Psalm 34:1-22 has been a source of great comfort and encouragement to many down through the years.
The first section (Psalm 34:1-7) of this acrostic hymn (the first letter of each verse begins with successive letters of the 22-letter Hebrew alphabet) consists of the testimony of one who fears the Lord, and the last section (Psalm 34:16-22) describes the deliverance promised those who do fear the Lord, contrasted with the destinies of those who don’t. In the center section, David explains what it means to fear the Lord and invites all who read to join him in fearing God.
Here, the “fear of the LORD” is not so much an attitude as it is a life commitment. “What man is he that desireth life, and loveth many days, that he may see good?” (Psalm 34:12). A God-fearing man or woman desires a long life of ministry to others. “To die is gain” (Philippians 1:21), yes, but we should ask for lengthy opportunities to “see good.”
“Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile” (Psalm 34:13).
We know that the tongue is capable of incredible harm. The one who fears the Lord should be characterized by a lifestyle of guarded speech.
Not only is our speech to be free from evil, but we are to “depart from evil, and do good” (Psalm 34:14) in every area of life as well. Our life’s motive should be to “seek peace, and pursue it.” Attaining peace may not be easy, but we should strive for it.
The results of such a lifestyle should be reward enough, but our gracious Lord promises even more: “The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear Him, and delivereth them” (Psalm 34:7).
“O fear the LORD, ye His saints: for there is no want to them that fear Him” (Psalm 34:9; Romans 2:5)
Source John Morris, PHd here
Biblical Village of Bethsaida: Discovered By Archaeologists
The Lord Jesus … “ took them privately into a desert place belonging to the city called Bethsaida. Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke them. Then he gave them to the disciples to distribute to the people."
Luke 9:10, 16–17, 10:13-14
8-26-20, DailyMail – For thirty-two years archaeologists have been working to find the city considered lost - Bethsaida. Although there are naysayers, Professor Rami Arav of the University of Nebraska says he has no doubt that Et-Tell, in the Golan Heights near the Jordan River estuary is the location of the biblical village. At Et-Tell the research team studying the location discovered a temple that was dedicated to Julia, Augustus' wife.
Bethsaida was cursed to destruction [Luke 10:13] by the Lord Jesus because residents failed to repent in spite of His miracles. Today the discovery of the ruins - that is only a mile - from the Sea of Galilee has been proven to exist; Bible says:
Archaeologist Professor Rami Arav reports that ancient sources place several requirements for the identification of Bethsaida. Prof Arav is convinced not only him, but a group of experts agree; including the Roman historian, Titus Flavius Josephus, who describes the location of Bethsaida in his writings.
Dr Arav said: “Josephus says that the town was in the 'lower Golan' near the estuary of the Jordan River. The same location as the El-Tell dig site. ”
Dr Arav believes the name of the city holds another clue. Bethsaida translates as 'house of fishing/hunting.' He contends that the ruins at Et-Tell were once known as Zer, which could also be transcribed as 'Tzed', a Hebrew word that means both hunting and fishing. The researchers also discovered ancient fishing equipment among the ruins of the settlement.
Jesus cursed the village, warning it faced worse treatment than Sodom – a city destroyed by God in the Old Testament. 'So in the 4th century it was abandoned and, without maintenance, the buildings collapsed.' Source
The Great Divider
The Lord Jesus said: “Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division.”
Matthew 10:34-36; Luke 12:51-52
8-24-20, Henry Morris, PhD -- From the very beginning, God has been a great divider. On the first day of creation, “God divided the light from the darkness”; on the second day, He “divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament” (Genesis 1:4, 7).
When God first created humans, they walked together in sweet fellowship, but then sin came in and made a great division between humans and God. Nevertheless, “when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son” (Romans 5:10).
The price has been paid for full reconciliation with our Creator, but “men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil” (John 3:19), so Christ Himself is now the One who divides. “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him” (John 3:36).
Jesus Christ divides all history and all chronology
Things either happened “Before Christ” (BC) or “in the Year of our Lord” (AD). People are either under the Old Covenant or the New Covenant.
Most of all, He divides humanity. “There was a division among the people because of him” (John 7:43; see also John 9:16; 10:19). These divisions because of Him can cut very deep. “The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother” (Luke 12:53).
Finally, when He comes to judge all nations, “He shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:…And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal” (Matthew 25:32, 46).
The division is life or death, light or darkness, heaven or hell, good vs evil, Christ or anti-Christ—and the choice is ours! Source
NASA Named the Seven foot Asteroid "2018VP1"
It & Meteorites May Hit the Earth Nov 2, 2020, Before US Presidential Election
God said, if they obey they shall spend their days in prosperity and pleasure; if not they'll perish. "God doeth great wonders, so that He maks fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men. Fire came down from Heaven..."
"The name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters turned bitter and many people died from the waters that had become bitter."
Job 36:10-12; Revelation 13:13, 20:9; Revelation 8:11
8-23-20, BreakInsraelNews -- Recent revelations by USA's NASA has given residents of the Earth information about the potentiality of an asteroid on a collision course with the planet Earth. "2018VP1" is expected to arrive on November 2, 2020 [the day before the US Presidential Election] and, according to NASA’s Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS), it has a .41 % chance of hitting the Earth. If it does impact, it's not expected to do any damage as it's only about seven feet in diameter; it might rattle some windows or drop meteorites on rooftops.
However, some NASA officials are not so confident.
In 2019, NASA administrator, Jim Bridenstine, warned that there's a very real possibility of another large meteor crashing into the earth. He referred to the 2013 asteroid with a diameter of 66 feet that entered the atmosphere over Chelyabinsk, Russia at a speed of 40,000 mph generating an air burst with about 30 times as much energy as that released from the atomic bomb detonated at Hiroshima. 
Yuval Ovadia, has often reported on the asteroid Nibiru said: “More and more asteroids are being seen by average people. Of course, governments around the world are aware of this; but aren’t ready to tell people about the threat of meteors.” Ovadia explained that Jewish sources describe a star that will appear in the end of days that will wreak havoc, but not destroy the world, what many refer to as Nibiru.
“I will display wonders in the sky and on the earth, blood, fire and columns of smoke."
Luke 21:11, 25
“There will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth dismay among nations, in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and the waves."
God said: ‘And I will grant wonders in the sky above and signs on the earth below, blood, fire and vapor of smoke."
 Chelyabinsk Meteor: A Wake-Up Call for Earth | Space.com -- The Russia, Chelyabinsk meteor was a small asteroid — about the size of a six-story building' diameter sixty-six feet — that broke up on Feb. 15, 2013. The blast was stronger than a nuclear explosion, triggering detections as far away as Antarctica. It generated a shock wave that shattered glass and injured about 1,200 people. Some scientists think the meteor was so bright it may have briefly outshone the sun. The incident was another reminder to space agencies about the importance of monitoring small bodies in space that could pose a threat to Earth.
World Earthquake Report for August 2020 / VolcanoDiscovery
Californian earthquakes ignite Yellowstone ‘supervolcano
7-9-19, News.com.au -- The US Geological Survey (USGS) has warned Southern California to expect more big earthquakes to come. Some, they say, may even be more powerful than those experienced in the past few days.
Is California on the verge of a massive earthquake anytime soon?
8-10-20, See video here:
List of 10 largest earthquakes in the world during August 2020:
#1: 6.4 quake: Vanuatu Islands, 5 Aug 2020
#2: 6.3 quake: Mindanao, Philippines, 1 Aug 2020
#3: 6.3 quake: Prince Edward Islands Region, 6 Aug 2020
#4: 6.0 quake: Bismarck Sea (Papua New Guinea), 1 Aug 2020
#5: 6.0 quake: Tanzania, 12 Aug 2020
#6 5.1 quake: North Carolina, East coast, USA 11 Aug 2020
8-11-20, When the most powerful earthquake to rattle North Carolina in more than 100 years shook much of the state; it left its mark on one hillside - a huge crack...
- Numbers 16:32 The earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up, and their houses, and all the men that [appertained] unto Korah, and all [their] goods.
- Psalms 60:2 - Thou hast made the earth to tremble; thou hast broken it: heal the breaches thereof; for it shaketh.
- Luke 21:11 - And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.
- Mark 13:8 - For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these [are] the beginnings of sorrows.
- Revelation 6:12-14, 11:13 - And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; .. And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand: and the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven.
- Matthew 24:7, 28:2 - For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. .. And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it.
- Acts 16:26 - And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one's bands were loosed.
Abusing God's Patience
"Thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such [evil] things & doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God? Or despisest thou the riches of His goodness & forbearance & longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance? But after thy hardness & impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath & revelation of the righteous judgment of God; Who will render to every man according to his deeds: To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory & honor & immortality, eternal life: But unto them that are contentious & do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation & wrath."
Romans 2:2-8; Exodus 32:33; Ecclesiastes 8:11; Revelation 3:5
8-19-20, Pastor Charles Stanley -- Have you ever ignored the press of conviction upon your heart? Maybe you rationalized your wrongdoing with the thought that if God were really upset, He'd put a stop to things by disciplining you. Psalm 50:21 reminds us that the silence of heaven does not mean approval. Remaining in sin is an abuse of the Lord's patience.
When God seems slow to react, we might hope He's overlooking our transgressions--we'd like to continue in sin because the momentary pleasure is more appealing than obedience. But thankfully, the Father knows our weaknesses, our innate carnality, and the state of our spiritual growth, and He therefore measures His response. Motivated by love and a desire to gently restore His children to righteousness, God refrains from doling out immediate punishment. Instead, He waits for the Holy Spirit's proddings to impact the believer's heart. The weight of conviction is actually an invitation to turn from wrongdoing and return to godliness.
However, we're a stubborn people. There are times when we persist in sin because the sentence against an evil deed isn't executed quickly (Luke 13:3; Eccl. 8:11).
In this dangerous situation, it's possible to immerse ourselves in sin and harden our hearts against the Lord. Then the Holy Spirit's call to repentance falls on spiritual ears rapidly going deaf.
As we learn and understand more about God and His ways, we are increasingly responsible to live righteously. The Lord is not slow; He's patient.
Do not abuse His patience with callous disregard for His statutes. Repent and be holy in the sight of the Lord. John 14:15 Source
“Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.”
1 Peter 2:5
8-3-20, Henry Morris, PhD -- In the Old Testament theocracy of Israel, it was the responsibility of the Levitical priesthood to be “daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices” in atonement for the sins of the people, and this continued until Jesus Christ “offered one sacrifice for sins for ever” (Hebrews 10:11-12). The old priesthood has now been set aside. Only the sacrifice of Christ and our identification with Him through repentance and faith is acceptable for our salvation.
Nevertheless, there is a new priesthood—a spiritual priesthood offering spiritual sacrifices—and it is vital that we who are now His priests offer sacrifices that are acceptable and pleasing to God. The first and most basic sacrifice is set forth in one of the Bible’s key verses: =>
<=“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service” (Romans 12:1).
Three other acceptable sacrifices are outlined in the concluding chapter of Hebrews. “By Him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to His name. But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased” (Hebrews 13:15-16).
The continual offering of praise to God, in all circumstances acknowledging His wisdom and goodness, is an acceptable sacrifice. Doing good works--not for our salvation, but because of our salvation — is acceptable. So is “communicating” (Greek koinonia)—sharing what we have with others. With these sacrifices, God is “well pleased.” [John 14:16; Romans 3:23; Ephesians 2:8-10; Luke 13:3; Romans 5:8] It is our high privilege as His holy priesthood to offer up these spiritual sacrifices. Source
Loving His Appearing & Crown of Righteousness
Apostle Paul said: “Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.”
2 Timothy 4:8; 1 Corinthians 9:25
8-19-20, Henry Morris, PhD -- It is fascinating to learn that the Lord Jesus Christ has a special reward for all those who “love his appearing.” [Revelation 19:11] The word “appearing” (Greek epiphaneia) can refer to either the first or second advent of Christ, depending on the context. The Apostle Paul urges believers in Christ to be “looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ (Titus 2:13). For “the appearing of our Savior Jesus Christ...hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light” (2 Timothy 1:10).
Our text for the day (2 Tim 4:8) obviously refers to His Second Coming “at that day,” exhorting us not only to look for - but to love His appearing! At that great day, “the Lord, the righteous judge” will award to those who have loved His appearing a special crown of righteousness. =>
<= "We have already received the imputed “gift of righteousness” (Romans 5:17) by His grace and have been “made the righteousness of God in Him” (2 Corinthians 5:21).
So this crown of righteousness somehow must be (as a wreath encircling the head of a victor in a race) an enveloping glow of divine appreciation for a godly life lived in daily anticipation of the Lord’s return.
The apostle John beautifully expressed the way when such a life, loving Christ’s coming, produces a growing righteousness now and perfected righteousness then. “And now, little children, abide in Him; that, when He shall appear, we may have confidence & not be ashamed before Him at His coming....We know that, when He shall appear, we shall be like Him; for we shall see Him as He is. And everyone that has this hope in him purifieth themselves, even as He is pure” (1 John 2:28; 3:2-3). Source
Sacrifices Israel has made for peace; but God's word says there'll be no peace Jeremiah 6:14 and that the land should not be divided; yet they did over and over and may again?? Joel 3:2
God said, "I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for My people and for My heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations and parted My land."
8-17-20, ArutzSheva -- Jared Kushner, adviser and son-in-law to US Pres Trump addressing the Jewish State Israel peace agreement. He recently helped broker between Israel and the United Arab Emirates [UAE] and said:
"Israel has made a very generous proposal for the establishment of a Palestinian state, including an exchange of territories. The understanding that this is the situation has enabled the breakthrough that led to the current agreement. The president laid out his vision for peace in January this year ... and this is the first map ever agreed to by one of the parties publicly put out in a peace negotiation. We got Israel to agree to negotiate on the basis of the process of division, they agreed to the map and agreed to move forward on a Palestinian state. This was a major breakthrough that changed the view of a lot of people in the region about Israel's seriousness to actually make concessions to resolve this longstanding conflict. [..]
When asked how the US would make certain that Israel does not unilaterally annex any territory he said: "We built a very trusting relationship with Israel. President Trump is committed to holding them accountable to it, and Israel has agreed with us that they will not move forward without our consent. We do not plan to give our consent for some time, as of right now the focus has to be on getting this new peace agreement implemented. We really want to get as much interchange between Israel and the United Arab Emirates as possible, and we really want Israel to focus on creating new relationships and new alliances.
"That land is land that right now that Israel, quite frankly controls. It’s Israelis who are living there; it’s not going anywhere. There shouldn’t be any urgency to apply Israeli law. So we believe that they will stick to their agreement.” Source: https://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/285415
God told the Jews: "For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land." Ezekiel 36:1-2, 16-17, 22-27
The Muslims land surrounds the tiny 8,000 sq miles of Jewish land by 650% yet they demand to take land from the Jews.
Jesus Gives Us His Peace in a Turbulent World
Thou wilt keep them in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on the Lord: because they trusteth in Thee. Trust ye in the LORD forever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength: For He bringeth down them that dwell on high; the lofty city, He layeth it low; even to the ground; He bringeth it even to the dust.
Abraham Accords Between Israel & United Arab Emirates
"They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace."
8-16-20, John Haller of Fellowship Bible in Ohio in this week's prophecy update explains in great detail the significance and the potential impact of the new historical agreement in the Jewish Nation of Israel with the United Arab Emirates [UAE]. While there are numerous worldwide events that have occurred during the past week that have prophetic significance, this one stands out from the confusion. The potential that the agreement between the UAE and Israel may be the modern "Archduke of Ferdinand" moment that could trigger a series of clashes predicted in Scripture between Israel and her very few allies.
"Thus saith the LORD concerning the prophets that make My people err, that bite with their teeth and cry, "Peace; and he that putteth not into their mouths, they even prepare war against him." Micah 3:5
He also reports on the sad situation when parents want their minor children to have sex changes, Turkey on the offensive, Lebanon disaster, background of US Biden pick for VP Kamala Harris, Pope & one world religion and more ...
One hour thirty-two min video here
The Biblically “Woke” Born Again Christian
Apostle Paul said: "Besides this you know the time, that the hour has come for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed.”
Romans 13:11; Mark 13:36; 1 Corinthians 15:34
8-14-20, Joseph Mattera* -- Throughout the past several decades, many biblical principles and symbols have been co-opted by non-Christian groups to brand their various causes. The latest biblical term to be copied is the term "woke."  The following are traits of people who are Biblically ‘woke’ – they are:
 The new expression of a person being "woke" – refers to those who agree with the views that combine radical leftist, feminism, socialism, specific views of systemic racism and various sexual identity concepts and more.
*Excerpted and adapted full original message here
Baptism: Identifying with Christ
"As soon as Jesus was baptized, He went up out of the water. Suddenly the heavens were opened and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and resting on Him. And a voice from heaven said, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased!”
8-13-20, Pastor Charles Stanley -- The Lord Jesus Christ began His public ministry with baptism. At the time, John the Baptist was calling people to confess their sins and demonstrate repentance through immersion in the river.
So why did Jesus, the sinless One, ask to be baptized? At first, John actually refused, knowing Christ was the "Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world" (John 1:29). But Jesus wasn't demonstrating repentance; He was sacrificially identifying with sinful humankind.
As Christians, we're called to follow His example in all things, becoming more like Him as we grow in our faith. That's why baptism is the first step in following Jesus. As He was willing to identify Himself with us, we publicly identify with Him when we're baptized, which is a symbolic way of declaring: -->
<-- "I have trusted Jesus Christ as my Savior and believe that the debt of my sin is fully paid through His sacrifice. I believe that as He rose from the dead, I will also be resurrected through Him. I look forward to walking in God's will while I'm on the earth and living with Him throughout eternity. Since He loved me enough to identify Himself with me in my sin, I will show my love for Him by following His example right now, and for the rest of my days."
Baptism demonstrates our connection not only with Christ, but also with our spiritual brothers and sisters--past, present, and future. We're joining everyone who has walked before us in faith, saying that we are members of one body, redeemed and brought to life by the same Lord. Source
1 Corinthians 15:1-8; Matthew 28:19-20; Mark 16:16; Luke 3:21-22; John 3:5
God Has Bestowed Special Gifts to His Children for THEIR Task
... Many 'Parts' One Body in Christ
"Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall, but those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles. They shall run and not be weary. They shall walk and not faint."
1 Corinthians 12:12-27; Isaiah 40:30-31
8-12-20, Are you sickened and despondent with the current conditions in the USA: the phony numbers of victims of the Covid virus lockdown that’s destroying our economy, the anarchists rioting destroying our cities, the liberal leftists in media and government trying to destroy our president and the ever so tiring mantra and lies being spewed in the lead up to the next presidential election? Well, America is on the brink of total destruction; we need to consider the following message:
* --It's pretty clear to me God sends unique people to be "war leaders." That's a different role from a pastor or church leader; and He sends rescuers in many forms:
Once upon a time during a monsoon rain storm, a nice, humble and devout Christian man, named Bill, was stuck on his roof because of massive flooding up to the 2nd floor. A rowboat came but Bill said, "No, I'm waiting for God. I prayed and I know he's coming." A 2nd rowboat came but Bill again said, "No, I'm waiting for God." Then a 3rd rowboat, but he declined again saying, "No, I'm waiting for God." Alas, the water rose and Bill drowned. In Heaven he asked God: "Where were you God? I prayed. I was faithful. I asked you to save me. Why would you abandon me?" God replied: ‘Bill, Who do you think sent the three rowboats?’
There may still be Americans who object to the rough edges of Donald Trump and hesitate to support him; but now is not the time for a nice humble Christian or a typical Republican powder puff to lead the USA through the horrors now upon us. Perhaps the Lord God almighty has sent us a strong fighter; a warrior for such a time as this. [Esther 4:14]
Clearly God understands we need a "war leader" at this moment in time. Maybe America is dead if a strong man - who loves America - doesn't win this election. Until the Covid virus lockdown began destroying America’s economy – America under President Trump’s guidance -- was on the mend and horrific regulations were removed. Donald John Trump may be God's perfect creation to save America like in the Bible's Old Testament:
“the LORD gave Israel a savior [King Jehoahaz], so that they went out from under the hand of the Syrians:” 2 Kings 13:5
Maybe the Lord has given the USA a savior in Donald trump to save the nation from under the hand of the anarchists and liberal leftist Democrats who are destroying the nation. He isn’t perfect, but he’s a patriot capitalist and a warrior who loves America. He’s the perfect warrior to retain American exceptionalism, capitalism and Judeo-Christian values.
It's the 4th quarter and we're losing 14-0. We need a miracle. I believe Pres Trump is our miracle "rowboat" sent from almighty God. We must again vote Trump on Nov 3, 2020 ... or it's the end of the American dream.
*Adapted from Carl R Gottstein Jr. & Brian Olesen from Rensselaer, NY full original 2016 message here
Jesus Stands at the Door & Knocks
...if anyone hears His voice & opens the door, He will come in to them.. Let us rejoice giving glory to Him, for the marriage of the Lamb has come & His bride has made herself ready."
Revelation 3:20; Matthew 24:1-4
8-11-20, As we study God's precious word focusing on prophesy and the Lord Jesus words about His second coming ... surely He is at the doors! The cry ‘the Lord comes’ then all the virgins woke up & trimmed their lamps. At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish and five were wise. The foolish ones said to the wise, 'Give us some of your oil; our lamps are going out.' The foolish ones took their lamps, but did not take any extra oil with them. The wise ones, however, took oil in jars along with their lamps. While the five went to buy oil, the bridegroom arrived. The virgins who were prepared went in with Him to the wedding banquet; and the door was shut.
Matthew 25:1-4, 7-8, 10
Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning; and ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord, when He will return ... that when He cometh and knocketh, they may open unto Him immediately. Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when He cometh shall find watching.” The Lord Jesus said to: "PRAY & WATCH" Mark 13:33, 37; Luke 12:35-37
The apostle John’s vision: He "saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, made ready as a bride adorned for her husband.” Revelation 3:20, 19:7, 21:2
Handling Difficult Circumstances
The Apostle Paul said: "I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith: That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death; If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead."
8-10-20, Dr Charles Stanley -- The apostle Paul understood how to handle tough circumstances. Even while he was confined in a prison cell, he kept his eyes on Christ and firmly trusted in the Savior. Therefore, despite being in chains, he was able to celebrate the Lord’s work in his life. In fact, the epistle he wrote from jail to the Philippians was filled with rejoicing (Philippians 1:18, 2:18, 3:1).
While undergoing terrible trials focusing on Christ is neither a natural reaction nor an easy one. Our instinct is to dwell on the situation at hand, searching for solutions or stewing over the pain and difficulty. As a result, troubles look scary and overwhelm us with a sense of defeat. However, fear and defeat cannot live long in a heart that trusts the Lord. -->
<-- I’m not saying you’ll forget what you’re going through, but you can choose to dwell on His provision and care instead. The Lord Jesus is the Deliverer (2 Cor. 1:10). He is the Healer (Deut. 32:39). He is the Guide (Prov. 3:6). The believer who lays claim to divine promises discovers that God pushes back negative emotions. In their place, hope, confidence, and contentment take up residence (Phil. 4:11). You aren’t going to be happy about a difficult situation, but you can be satisfied that God is in control and up to something good in the midst of trouble.
The Lord’s principles and promises don’t change, no matter how severe or painful our situation may be. If you focus on Christ instead of the circumstances — God will comfort your heart giving you peace as you go through the trial. Then you can answer Paul’s call to “rejoice in the Lord always” (Philippians 4:4; Hebrews 9:22)
8-10-20, TechTimes.com -- The smoke seen after the explosion in Beirut, Lebanon on August 4, 2020 was reported to be explosive Ammonium Nitrate chemical... but it is not. If the explosion was due to explosive Ammonium Nitrate chemical, the smoke's color should be yellow. One of the United Kingdom's leading bomb experts said that the smoke's color determines what kinds of materials have been burning. In the Beirut explosion, the color was unmistakeably orange. The color orange smoke usually happens when military missiles are burning. You can clearly see a brick orange column tending to bright red, typical of lithium participation. Which in the form of lithium-metal is the propellant for military missiles; concluding there were armaments there. Apparently the fire reached other places in the area wherein the armaments might be placed, triggering the orange smoke. It's not clear whether the military gears were deliberately set on fire or not.
Lebanon is Ancient Nation of Tyre
Explosion End Time Prophecy??
"I'm not looking for anti-Christ, I'm looking for JESUS CHRIST ..."
Apostle John's Vision:
" I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy." [Islamic Beast??]
Pastor Steve explains the parallels and prophecy fulfillment for the end time scenario as Lebanon is ancient nation of TYRE, 2750 BC, and God had much to say about Tyre. See Ezekiel 26:1-3
Pastor Steve's 31 min video here
8-4-20, ABCNews -- A massive explosion shook Lebanon's capital Beirut on Tuesday, wounding hundreds of people, killing 100+ and causing widespread damage. Israel has denied any involvement and offered humanitarian aid.
Will God Punish America for Her wickedness?
God said: "Woe to the wicked! It will go badly with him, For what he deserves will be done to him. Thus I will punish the world for its evil and the wicked for their iniquity; I will also put an end to the arrogance of the proud and abase the haughtiness of the ruthless. Because you have rejected the word of the Lord, He has also rejected you from being king.”
Isaiah 3:11, 13:11; 1 Samuel 15:21
8-8-20, As we watch in horror as America turns into a vile wasteland where deceit and wickedness prevail and goodness is scorned; we yearn and pray for the Lord Jesus' return. We realize that while today Christians follow Christ rather than the Law, it's important to recognize that the righteous and almighty God still calls all His children to faithfully follow and obey His Word. The blessings and rewards He promises are eternal given to those who are born again in repentance and serve Him. Spending eternity with the Lord is the most important blessing of all.
However, although God provides a list of blessings for obedience, He also provides warnings of curses for disobedience. The following is a short list from the Old Testament of God's judgment and punishment in the form of curses for God's children who disobeyed:
1. Curses upon city and field: “You will be cursed in the city and cursed in the country.” Deuteronomy 28:16
2. Curses upon food: “Your basket and your kneading trough will be cursed.” Deuteronomy 28:17
3. Curses upon having children and upon livestock: “The fruit of your womb will be cursed, and the crops of your land, and the calves of your herds and the lambs of your flocks.” Deuteronomy 28:18
4. Curses during travel and at all times: “You will be cursed when you come in and cursed when you go out.” Deuteronomy 28:19
"Assuredly, the evil man will not go unpunished,
But the descendants of the righteous will be delivered."
"But just as every good thing the LORD your God promised you has come to pass, likewise the LORD will bring upon you the calamity He has threatened, until He has destroyed you from this good land He has given you." Joshua 23:15
Who can deny the progressive downfall has happened to the once obedient America? In humility America's founding fathers honored and tried to obey God's commands. However, now, few and far between are today's leaders honoring the Lord God almighty.
How can the righteous Creator continue to allow the blasphemy, depravity, murder and corruption without His final 'blow?'
However: “If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully follow all His commands I give you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations on earth.” (Deuteronomy 28:1) John 14:6; John 14:15-24; 1 John 5:11-13; Joel 3:16
He will come, He said He would - are you one of His?
Even so, Come Lord Jesus. Revelation 22:20
1 Corinthians 15:52; Ephesians 2:8-9; Romans 3:23; 1 Corinthians 15:4
The Lord Jesus Shall Judge the World
“Before the LORD Jesus cometh, for He cometh to judge the earth: He shall judge the world with righteousness, and the people with His truth.”
Psalm 96:13; Acts 17:31; Ecclesiastes 3:17; Joel 3:12
7-27-20, Henry Morris, PhD -- Those men and women who reject or ignore the wonderful offer of salvation through the Lord Jesus Christ need somehow to realize the eternal consequences of their foolishness [John 3:17-18, 36]. When the Lord Jesus Christ walked as a man on earth; He wasn't just a religious teacher in Israel 2,000 years ago, but is the very God who created them, the Second Person of the triune Godhead (Father, Son, Holy Spirit). God the Father “created all things by Jesus Christ” (Ephesians 3:9) and therefore “hath committed all judgment unto the Son.” (John 5:22)
On what basis will He judge us? Psalm 96:13 tells us that “righteousness” and “truth” are the criteria for our judgment. The problem is that “there is none righteous, no, not one” (Romans 3:10). “He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments,-->
<-- is a liar, and the truth is not in him.” (1 John 2:4)
However, the Lord Jesus is incarnate truth and righteousness. God “hath made Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.” (2 Corinthians 5:21) Christ has made eternal salvation available freely for all who repent and turn their lives to Him. [Luke 13:3] There is no other way. [John 14:6] “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.” (John 3:36)
How then do we know that all this is not just a peculiar doctrine of one particular religion? Here's how: God “hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom He hath ordained; whereof He hath given assurance unto all men, in that He hath raised Him from the dead” (Acts 17:31). By defeating death itself, Christ has vindicated His claim to be the Judge of all! Source
Is it too Late? The World is Under Attack ...
The Lord Jesus was asked: "When will these things happen? And what will be the sign that they are about to take place?" He replied: "Watch out that you are not deceived. For many will come in my name, claiming, 'I am he,' and, 'The time is near.' Do not follow them. When you hear of wars and uprisings, do not be frightened. These things must happen first, but the end will not come right away."
Matthew 24:3-8: and Luke 21:7-9
8-6-20, * -- The evil in this world is having a revival not only in the United States, but around the world. In the USA the Democrat Party has been completely hijacked by the Devil. [1 Peter 5:8] Before their final attack on Israel, they know they must first destroy or neutralize America. We are also witnessing the fulfilling of Matt.24:9-14 and Luke 21:7-9 all this taking place at the same time the world is fighting coronavirus and seeing the cultural suicide of the United States and Europe at the hands of Islam and the New World Order. All called to arms by the Devil. [..]
We are witnessing the gathering of the Devil’s end time group of Ezekiel 38:5-6. Russia, Turkey and Egypt are fighting for control over Libya and Yemen and Iran who will join in the fight against the Jewish State. The stage is set.
In America, how do we understand that the Democrat party has turned into an anti-Israel, anti-God anti-American movement? God’s prophetic Word has the answer as it’s centered on Israel and the Jewish people. Israel is God’s timepiece that explains where we are in His prophetic timing. As Israel’s enemies are gathering for what they believe will be the destruction of Israel; they have to be first concerned about first taking care of the US. As they have run into a really large problem… ”the US President Donald Trump.”
It’s obvious for anyone who has eyes to see that God has decided to give the United States one last chance before He pulls the plug. The deep state, new world order, whatever you want to call
<--They have already shown their hand and now have nowhere to retreat - so they will fight to the bloody end, win or lose not caring if they destroy the USA.
If President Trump wins there will be civil war … and if he loses … there will be civil war. Either way the future of the US is not pretty. [..]
The main door that has been opened for the takeover of the Democrat party is the influx of millions of foreign Muslim illegal immigrants who will never accept American law and order. They came with a deep hatred for America. They didn’t come to join America they came to change it to Islam or destroy it. [The hordes of anarchists rioting in the streets aren’t just American citizens – many are illegal migrants.—Ed.]
God said: “I will bless them that bless thee [Israel]and curse him that curse thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.” Gen. 12:3; Psalm 122:6
Jesus said: “Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: 11And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven. But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name's sake.” Luke 21:10-12; Matthew 24:9-14; Mark 13:10-13
With time we have left we need to share God's good news of salvation. If you don't have the assurance of spending eternity with the Lord; pray asking God for forgiveness and turn your live over to Him. It's not too late.
Christophobic Attacks Grow in America
What does burning God's Bibles in Portland Have to do With Police Brutality to Black People Claim?
"There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the Lord. So then each of us will give an account of himself to God."
Proverbs 21:30; Romans 14:12
8-4-20, WND.com -- With violence marching in the streets of many of America's most prominent cities, there is a troubling underlying sub-theme. Christophobia is attacking anything Christian. Surely it too is on the march. The latest example took place in Portland Oregon; the burning of God's Holy word. For more than two months violent anarchists have been burning, destroying, looting in Portland. And on Aug. 2, 2020 the rioters [aka protesters] were filmed burning Bibles and the American flag.
Ian Miles Cheong, managing editor of Human Events, tweeted, "I don't know what burning the Bible has to do with protesting against police brutality. Do not be under the illusion that these protests and riots are anything but an attempt to dismantle all of Western civilization and upend centuries of tradition and freedom of religion."
How interesting to note that the focus of the ceaseless attacks in Portland has been the Mark O. Hatfield Federal Courthouse. The late Mark Hatfield, a long-time senator from the state of Oregon, was known for years as an outspoken strong Christian and follower of the Lord Jesus Christ.
In the history of the world there is no book so attacked as almighty God's Holy Bible. However, on earth, annually the Bible remains the bestselling book with 20 million copies sold in America alone and that with and despite the Christophobes burning copies of the Word of God on the streets of Portland. [..]
Jim Denison on July 15, 2020 'forum' reported, "A number of churches from Florida to California were burned and vandalized over the weekend."
The attack on Christianity can also be seen in the responses to churches reopening in the wake of the Covid virus scare. Several Democrat State governors have a double standard toward about safety. Church services – even if those church services practice social distancing, worshiping in cars from parking lots and obedience to the face mask edict still aren't enough so worship services are not allowed. [But rioting, liquor stores, marijuana dispensers, Nevada casinos and abortion mills are.]
Kelly Shackelford, the founder and director of First Liberty Institute recently said: "There's a clear attack on religious freedom, the churches, there's been undeniable discrimination. ... 'Well, you can't sing at church, but oh yeah, the protests, we're OK with that because that's important,' which belies an understanding that they have that the church is not important – that religious freedom is not important."
When a church in Nevada recently asserted equal rights with casinos and liquor stores, the state balked. This is a case that went all the way to the Supreme Court – where the church lost...
Justice Neil Gorsuch's dissent: "In Nevada, it seems, it is better to be in entertainment than religion. … But there is no world in which the Constitution permits Nevada to favor Caesars Palace over Calvary Chapel."
Those who engage in attacking Christ and the church need to remember this warning from the Word of God in
"We all will be judged."
Romans 14:12; 2 Corinthians 5:10; James 4:4.
God Protects Jewish State of Israel
God’s Promises and Historic Examples of Actual Events
God said: “I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses (despises, dishonors, treats with contempt) you. Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you. Those who strive with you (Israel) shall perish. Whoever assails you will fall … no weapon that is formed against you will prosper. I will be a wall of fire around her … he who touches you, touches the apple (pupil) of the LORD’s eye.”
Genesis 12:3; Isaiah 41:10-11, 54:15, 17; Zechariah 2:5, 8
8-4-20, We know that almighty God protects the Jewish state of Israel because of His promises and actual historical events as follows:
- 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
The Lord Jesus said to:
"PRAY & WATCH"
Mark 13:33, 37
2 Thessalonians 2:10-12
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