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Prophecy Update: Replacement Theology and the End Times 2/28/20

I want to focus this update on Replacement Theology. Much of the conflict in the world can be traced back to this false teaching. Replacement Theology teaches that the Abrahamic Covenant has been rejected by Jesus and the promises to the Jews are null and void, especially the land promises. The Church in effect replaces Israel in the plan of God and Israel is cut off forever. Islam teaches that the land is for Muslims and the promise of God goes to Muslims and not Jews. The churches who hold to this theology teach that Israel does not have a part in the future plans of God for the world. Here is a problem for these churches, ‘Galatians states that Jesus died in order to bring to our lives the blessings of the Abrahamic Covenant and if we belong to Jesus, we are Abraham’s children according to the promise (Galatians 3:13-14, 29).’ Some say that only the land promises of the Abrahamic Covenant are cut off. The problem with that is that the Bible nowhere states that the promises of God in Abraham concerning Israel’s everlasting possession of the Land of Canaan are removed. Here are some recent articles that bear this out: the first is about the Vatican opening the archives to Pope Pius XII who is called Hitler’s Pope.

FROM THE JERUSALEM POST: “For his critics, Pope Pius XII is a figure who repeatedly failed to take a strong stance against Hitler or in favor of the Jews. For his defenders, he was a spiritual leader who did his best to work silently to protect the Roman Catholic and to allow its representatives to operate in secret to help those in need. “I believe that the opening of the archive is a symbolic gesture, I doubt that it will bring significant changes to what is known,” Prof. Manuela Consonni, chair of Holocaust Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Department of Jewish History and Contemporary Jewry, told The Jerusalem Post. “I’m not saying that nothing interesting will come out of it,” she said. “I think we will find documents that will support better what we know about him.” I am following closely the statement by the Vatican that they are opening the archives for Pope Pius XII, who is Eugenio Pacelli. Pacelli was the Nuncio to Bavaria and Berlin from 1917 to 1929. He is called Hitler’s Pope because of his actions regarding the Holocaust. When they opened the archives to Pope Pius XI who reigned from 1922-1939 it was very revealing. I will share some of that Sunday night.

The Catholic Church and Replacement Theology:
During the fourth century, the Catholic Church began changing the beliefs of Christians to hate the Jews. They changed the date of Easter so that it would be different then Passover; here is a quote from the Council of Nicea, “For it is unbecoming beyond measure that on this holiest of festivals we should follow the customs of the Jews. Henceforth let us have nothing in common with this odious people…” By the Middle Ages, two erroneous concepts had become established Church doctrine: first, the Jews should be considered “Christ killers” and should be mistreated accordingly and the Church has replaced Israel, and God has no future purpose for the Jews. In fact, Pope Urban II in 1095 began the Crusades with the purpose to kill Muslims and Jews. “The abbot of Cluny asked why Christians should travel to “the ends of the world to fight the Saracens, when we permit among us other infidels (Jews) a thousand times more guilty toward Christ than the Mohammedans?” Religious passion, greed, and the vulnerability of Jews led to the rise of violent mobs who murdered thousands of Jews to the cry of “Conversion or death!” This behavior continued for eight additional crusades until the 9th in 1272. One of the most popular anti-Jewish myths that gained widespread acceptance was the notion that Jews murdered Christians each year around the time of Passover in order to get blood needed to perform satanic rites.
2010: Cyril Salim Bustros, the Lebanon-born Greek archbishop of Our Lady of the Annunciation in Boston, Massachusetts was responsible for delivering the final statement at a conference that was highly anti-Semitic. In clarifying remarks, he stated that “the Holy Scriptures cannot be used to justify the return of Jews to Israel and the displacement of the Palestinians, to justify the occupation by Israel of Palestinian lands.” He then escalated the situation by declaring that the original promises made by God to the children of Israel “were nullified by Christ. There is no longer a chosen people.”

Replacement Theology and Protestants:
I am amazed that among Evangelicals there exists a hatred of Jews and antisemitism reflected in Replacement Theology. For instance, a good example of the “new anti-Semitism can be found in a document issued by Dr. James Kennedy’s Knox Theological Seminary in 2002. It took the form of an open letter to Evangelicals concerning the land of Israel. It has since been endorsed by hundreds of theologians and pastors, including such luminaries as R. C. Sproul. The document begins by denouncing those who teach that the Bible’s promises concerning the land of Israel are being fulfilled today “in a special region or ‘Holy Land,’ perpetually set apart by God for one ethnic group alone.” Since the church is so divided over this biblical teaching, is it any wonder that Satan is having a field day dividing the church and nations over Israel. I remember when this story came out in 2002, I was adamant then with pastors I know not to sign this evil document. If you curse Israel you will be cursed, it still applies! I have many more examples from Protestant churches but I will go on to the antisemitism in the world:

Belgian city of Aalst says anti-Semitic parade ‘just fun’: 24 February 2020. “Israel, Jewish groups and Belgian Prime Minister Sophie Wilmès were among many who strongly condemned the costumes in Sunday’s parade in Aalst. Some critics said likening Jews to ants was similar to Nazi anti-Semitism, which persecuted Jews as “vermin.” Other floats mocked UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Brexit, climate activist Greta Thunberg, and Jesus Christ on the cross.” Europe is steeped in antisemitism and Replacement Theology. Melanie Phillips, a Jewish commentator has written about replacement theology and has admonished the churches to drop this evil theology. She wrote this in 2014, ‘Jesus Was a Palestinian’: “Protestants increasingly believe a potted and anti-Semitic Palestinian narrative of Middle Eastern history. Within the Protestant world, many churches are deeply hostile to the State of Israel. They present the Palestinians as victims of Israeli oppression while ignoring the murderous victimization of Israeli citizens at their hands. This much is generally known. What is less known is the even more disturbing fact that this perverse animus is increasingly fed not by the politics of the present moment but by theology.” I have written much on this subject in the past, suffice it to say that part of the antichrist system will be to convince people that Israel has no part in the plan of God!
The Democratic Party has also taken a turn towards awful antisemitism.

By Gene Lawley: February 25, 2020
“When Barack Obama was elected president in 2008, a very gleeful Henry Kissinger blurted openly, “He has been primed to lead us into a new world order!” At another time he said, “We hired him right out of law school.” That “priming” took on the most deceptive twist that had never been seen in presidential campaigns and terms of office in the history of the United States, as the evidence clearly shows. As the end of his eight years in office approached, he muttered at the April 30, 2016, annual DC Correspondents’ Dinner, “All of you are looking great…the end of the Republic has never looked better!” While his supporters claimed otherwise, the integrity of the nation’s sovereignty was steadily grinding downward. He was sure that Hillary Clinton was headed for the oval office to replace him and thus complete the destruction of the nation, that one strongest opponent of that New World Order.” President Obama was the most anti-Semitic President we have ever had. His legacy is seen in the new anti-Semitic crop of Democrats:

As Attacks Continue, Will Democrats Confront Their Anti-Semitism Problem? Feb.26. “During the 2008 primary, then-Senator Barack Obama was confronted by the fact that he spent 20 years attending Rev. Wright’s church where — according to both recorded sermons and published material — the pastor spread extreme racist and anti-Semitic teachings. Wright said “Zionist Jews” were worse than Nazis, published an article in his church bulletin claiming Israel and South Africa had built an “ethnic bomb” that only killed black and Arab people, and that he couldn’t speak to Obama once he was in the White House because “them Jews ain’t going to let him talk to me.”

And yet Barack Obama went on to win his party’s nomination. And before Rev. Wright there was Rev. Al Sharpton, a one-time Democratic presidential candidate whose support has been sought by many Democratic presidential candidates — including Sanders — despite his history of anti-Semitic statements and links to violence targeting Jews. It is horrifying to me that the Democratic Party cannot and will not confront antisemitism head on. They will throw some fake news at you that they are for Israel, all the while cursing Israel.

FEBRUARY 24, 2020, UN Security Council calls for ‘two-state solution’ to be respected. “The UN Security Council made a rare show of unity Monday when it called on all parties to maintain their support for a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian Arab conflict. “Council Members reiterated their support for a negotiated two state solution … where two democratic states, Israel and Palestine, live side by side in peace within secure and recognized borders,” said a statement quoted by AFP and released by Belgium, which holds the rotating presidency, and supported by all 14 other members, including the United States.” There is a battle in the world that is being played out in the presidential race. The battle is over the land of Israel and the UN and Democrats represent the side that wants to curse Israel and stop God from giving all of the land back to Israel! That battle is over Jerusalem and Judea Samaria. Bernie Sanders already announced that he will move the embassy back to Tel Aviv, and now other presidential contenders are promising the same. They are also against Israel declaring sovereignty over land in Samaria/Judea. The battle is on!!

FEBRUARY 24, 2020, Netanyahu, Israeli officials meet with US mapping team for West Bank annexation.

“Arabs are planning a million man march on Land Day, March 30th 2020 to condemn Israel for taking land. Land Day started after 1976 when Israel expropriated twenty thousand acres of land to themselves which the Palestinian Authority says was stolen.

DENYING THEIR PARENT AND EMBRACING THEIR ASSASSIN: Melanie Phillips Feb.14, 2020
“Many liberal Christians mouth penitential pieties about the Jews murdered in the Holocaust while “taking as normal” murderous libels against living Jews in the State of Israel. Christians are arguably the most committed supporters of Israel in the world. At the same time, different kinds of Christians are among the Jews’ worst enemies. In America, the ones who defend Israel so passionately are (mostly) the “red state” evangelicals. It is these people in their millions, not the so-called and vastly over-hyped Jewish lobby, who make America so pro-Israel. In Britain, the Church of England and other liberal denominations are institutionally hostile to Israel. Such churches, along with immensely influential Christian NGOs such as Christian Aid, Christ at the Checkpoint or KAIROS, disseminate boiler-plate distortions and falsehoods that demonize Israel and sanitize Palestinian-Arab aggression. While many Christians who subscribe to such views are just going with the flow of the prevalent (and unchallenged) narrative about the Middle East, that narrative’s roots lie in a toxic combination of Marxism, Palestinianism and theological Christian antisemitism. The deepest root of the church’s hostility towards Israel lies in the resurrection of the previously discredited doctrine of “replacement theology,” also known as “supersessionism.” This doctrine, which holds that because the Jews denied the divinity of Jesus they were stripped of God’s favor so that Christians became the “new Israel” while the Jews were damned, was the source of centuries of murderous Jew-hatred until the Holocaust drove it underground.”

It is very clear to me that as the USA under Trump moves to give more land back to Israel in the annexation of parts of Judea and Samaria, the world is moving closer and closer to condemning and fighting Israel over this land. It is clear in this paper and the news reports the last few weeks that the Democrats and UN are in full blown war with Trump over his stance on Israel. This war is a reflection of replacement theology. The hatred of Benjamin Netanyahu, who is moving the nation into position to annex much of Judea and Samaria, will lead to a fight. They are throwing everything they have at Netanyahu and Trump to keep Israel from getting her land. It will not succeed though because what God has promised this will happen! He is faithful and will keep His promises to His people whether it is the Church or Israel! Prophecy is being fulfilled today, keep your eyes open and keep them looking up. Jesus is coming soon, it is the hope of all true believers. Maranatha! Prophecy4i.wordpress.com

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Birth Pangs

Prophecy Update: Birth Pangs 2/21/2020

We live in a day that the birth pangs that Jesus predicted have started to grow in intensity. Jesus mentioned this in Matthew 24:4-8 and today matches up with what he predicted. Here is a list that was posted on Rapture Ready that I want to share with you:

10 ‘Plagues’ That Are Hitting Our Planet Simultaneously: Tue, 02/18/2020. All of a sudden, really crazy things are starting to happen all over the world. Giant swarms of locusts are absolutely devastating entire regions, extremely unusual storms are confounding meteorologists, earthquake and volcanic activity are both on the rise, and five very dangerous diseases are sweeping across the globe. So far in 2020, it has just been one thing after another, and many are speculating about what could be ahead if events continue to escalate. #1 Armies Of Locusts – As I detailed the other day, swarms of locusts the size of major cities have been devouring entire farms in Africa in as little as 30 seconds. These swarms have also been spreading throughout the Middle East, and now we have learned that they have even reached China… #2 Extremely Bizarre Weather Patterns. #3 Unprecedented Flooding. #4 Major Earthquakes – Really big earthquakes are happening with such frequency now that it is very difficult for me to write about them all. For example, a magnitude 7.7 quake recently struck off the coast of Jamaica, but I have been so busy writing about other disasters that I have not even mentioned it until now… #5 Unusual Volcanic Eruptions. #6 The Coronavirus. #7 The African Swine Fever – “Pig Ebola” has already wiped out millions upon millions of pigs in China, and it has now spread to more than 40 other countries. The price of pork is absolutely skyrocketing in China right now, and to help fill the demand the Chinese are increasingly importing pork from U.S. sources… #8 The H1N1 Swine Flu – Unlike the African Swine Fever, the H1N1 Swine Flu can actually kill humans. In fact, it has already killed more people outside of China than the coronavirus outbreak has. For instance, 13 people in Taiwan died from the virus in one recent week alone. #9 The H5N1 Bird Flu – This strain of the bird flu caused a massive global scare a number of years ago, and now it is experiencing a stunning resurgence. China has had to kill thousands of chickens so far, and experts are warning that this outbreak could be just getting started… #10 The H5N8 Bird Flu – This strain is different from the H5N1 bird flu, but many believe that it is even more frightening. It has started to pop up in numerous places around the globe, and experts were really surprised when it recently made an appearance in Germany…”

As you can see, the increase of plagues, earthquakes, and famines are on the rise across Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. When I looked at a map, the nations hit by these disasters have something in common. They are the worse nations when it comes to killing Christians and hating Jews.

Birth Pangs of Pestilences and Persecution:

2020 World Watch List Report: Open Doors just released their list of the top 50 nations persecuting Christians around the world. This list shows that 9 out of the top ten nations persecuting Christians are getting hammered from the list above. China is not in the top ten, but they are certainly getting hit with all of these plagues as I read yesterday that the locust swarm moved into China. China is in full rebellion against the God of our Fathers, and Jesus the King of Kings! Here is a strange article about the antichristian hatred in China. Pray big—
China appoints new Hong Kong chief known for persecuting Christians: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2020. “China has appointed a hardliner, who is known for removing hundreds of crosses from churches in the eastern province of Zhejiang, to take charge of its office overseeing matters in Hong Kong, which might raise concerns among pro-democracy protesters and residents in the semi-autonomous city.”

The Chinese cannot stand not having control of Hong Kong and they are now going to come after Christians. Hong Kong is important to missions as it is a base for a lot of missionary work in China and Southeast Asia. Pray that God will preserve the work of many great Christian organizations. Another way this problem in China is going to effect the USA is thru the purchase of medicines. 96% of antibiotics come from China. Many products are produced in China and those imports are being limited by the Coronavirus. The communist government hates the Christians in America and would love to curse us.

The Christian Post had this to say about the locust swarm a few days ago: “A growing spread of city-sized swarms of locusts has reached seven East African countries in recent months. The invasion has been described as something similar to an account from the book of Exodus as the grasshoppers have torn through crops, grass and other green vegetation. So if we haven’t controlled them, then the region is facing famine, not just a food crisis, but a potential famine,” he stressed.” All of these examples of the birth pangs are opening the eyes of many Christians. The unbelievers are worried, there is a general worry among people that something is wrong in the world. Wars and rumors of wars are also in play today.

Birth Pangs of Wars and Rumors of Wars:

Gathering Clouds Over The Korean Peninsula – Analysis: February 18, 2020. “North Korea is faced with the worst internal and external crisis since its inception. The US-led economic sanctions have almost dried up the regime’s financial resources; North Korea’s wintertime military drills came to a halt for lack of fuel; and closure of the entire border to stop the spreading of the deadly coronavirus from China has skyrocketed food prices in Pyongyang (by 60% just within days) and depleted the already struggling markets of supplies. North Korea’s diplomats abroad were summoned to Pyongyang on charges of espionage and coups, including Kim Pyong Il (Kim Il Sung’s son and a half-brother of Kim Jong Il’s); and senior and high-ranking officials at home defected with top-class security documents in possession or were arrested in attempts of defection. For the western onlookers, surely, the rumor of heart surgery on the regime’s 36-year-old dictator is the icing on the cake. Three US aircraft carriers have been sent near the Korean Peninsula keeping unprecedented military pressure on the regime. Kim does not understand that nuclear missiles do not keep him safe but only cause his regime to put its head in a noose. Significantly, Trump had no mention of North Korea in his State of the Union address this year, which may implicate that the US has other plans under way.”

All of the problems in China have a direct impact on North Korea. This does not seem like it is going to slow down. The Middle East is also in melt down, here is an article about Syria:

Syria war: Turkish operation in Idlib ‘only a matter of time’ 2/19/20. Turkey’s president has said it is “only a matter of time” before it launches an operation to stop a Syrian army assault on opposition-held Idlib province. Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned that he was determined to transform the border area into a safe place “at any cost”. Syria’s government and its ally Russia have rejected his demand to pull back to ceasefire lines agreed in 2018. The offensive has displaced some 900,000 civilians, including half a million children, since 1 December. Idlib is the last stronghold of the rebel and jihadist fighters who have been trying to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad since 2011. With Turkey defying Russia in Syria and fighting the government of Bashir Assad, this has the markings of some heavy fighting between the countries God says will come after Israel. This will change in the future. Until then we have this article from Israel:
ANALYSIS: Turkey now technically at war with Russia and Syria: February 20, 2020.
“Turkish troops shell Syrian army positions while Russian air force bombs Turkish positions in Idlib, Syria. A week after Israel National News reported that Turkey was on a crash course with Russia over Syria the parties are now at war technically speaking. The Turkey-backed Islamist militias in Idlib are on the verge of defeat after the Iranian-Russian-backed pro-Assad coalition rapidly advanced in the last rebel stronghold and even surrounded Turkish observation posts which were set up to monitor a 2018 de-escalation agreement between Russia and Turkey that failed miserably.”

As you can see, wars and rumors of wars are in the air. With Syria in melt down mode, Israel will get stronger and stronger. This will result in Israel getting more of her land soon. This will send the nations into a crying fit. The Democrats are in the crying fit against Israel at the moment. Here is an article about it: JERUSALEM POST WARNS THAT DEMOCRATIC FRONTRUNNER COMMUNIST BERNIE SANDERS IS NO FRIEND OF ISRAEL AND IN FACT IS A PRO-PALESTINIAN ANTI-ZIONIST: 2/20/2020. “Communist Bernie Sanders’s campaign manager, Faiz Shakir, and foreign policy adviser, Matt Duss, were accused of antisemitism while working for the progressive think-tank Center for American Progress, according to the Simon Wiesenthal Center, the Anti-Defamation League and the American Jewish Committee. His fervent supporters like Rep. Ilhan Omar, whom he allows to speak on his behalf, have long ago crossed the line into antisemitism with their views of the Jewish state. Omar’s antisemitism reaches beyond Israel into old time antisemitic tropes on Jewish power and money. Bernie is silent because nobody in his base would want him to call out a woman of color.”

Gods Super Sign: Israel

Israel is the center of prophecy. I always include something about Israel because it is so important to our understanding of why we are living in the end times. Here is a great article about that:
Against All Odds, the Word of God Prevails: February 21, 2020.
You have probably heard the term “West Bank,” or if you are familiar with Israel, you may have even heard “Judea and Samaria” or “biblical heartland.” The recently released “Deal of the Century” has put together a plan to give part of the land in Judea and Samaria to the Arabs to create a Palestinian State, with all of the Jewish settlements slated to remain in Israel’s hands and become sovereign under Israel’s government. Fifteen of the settlements are slated as enclaves, meaning that they would be isolated. This is dividing the land of Israel. “As of January 1st, 2020, the Jewish population of Judea and Samaria totaled 463,353 Israelis. This does not include the neighborhoods of East Jerusalem, which number some 325,000 Jews. In the last five years, Judea and Samaria has experienced a 19% growth rate, and in the last year, more than 3% growth. Now we will turn to one of the Jewish settlements that are part of the Northern Samaria bloc and which is slated to become an enclave under the Deal of the Century’s peace plan.” Har Bracha, or the Mt. of Blessing in English, or if you want to look it up in the Bible, Mt. Gerizim, next to the city of Shechem. In Joshua 8:33-35 Joshua had half of the people stand on Mt. Gerazim and half stood on Mt. Ebal to read the blessing and the curses from Dueteronomy. In between the two mountains lies Shechem. Today it is called Nablus and it is one of the cities that is ground zero between God and His enemies. When Abraham arrived in Shechem (Gen.12:6-7) it was the first time that God promised to give all of the land to Israel. Abraham built an alter to the Lord there! This is why any peace deal that does not include Shechem and all of Judea/Samaria for Israel is a failure. What I think about the peace deal is that it could become the one that Antichrist confirms when he shows up. There will be no peace until Jesus comes back; it is prophecy!

Eighty percent of the Bible centers around Judea and Samaria, this is why Satan has moved his people into areas that God will have to take back. The people who live in the cities of the Biblical heartland are claiming that they are part of a fictional state called Palestine. ‘Scripture is clear. As long as the sun and moon endure, God’s covenant that He made with His people is still valid (Jeremiah 33:19). Forever. Period.’ Now get on board with the LORD, He is giving all of this land back to Israel!

Things are out of control but not for us as Christians. WE have a God who gives us order and truth to live life to the fullest. Jesus said, do not fear for I am with you, I will never leave you or forsake you, I have given you eternal life. Have hope and pray for the Lord to give you discernment and strength. The Rapture is not far off, as things progress and get more intense, we need to help people have context. Seeing life through the lens of the Christian worldview is important to evangelism. America is still peaceful, prosperous, and strong. The true church in America is strong and making a difference. You are part of this church, the body of Christ! It is the deception of the evil one that says the church is weak. The only weak church is the false church, the one who stands on lies. The true church stands in the power of the Holy Spirit. You are that church my friend. Stand firm as our Lord has commanded us this day! When God kicks all of the Palestinians out of Bethel, Shechem, Hebron, etc. then rejoice that the LORD is moving and advancing His plan for the nations! Stand Firm my brothers and sisters.

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Student testimony

I thought you might like to hear one of my students testimonies. This student has shared her testimony before 2000 people and is sharing it tonight at our ministry. Pray for our students, many more will be saved because of this girls testimony.
Galatians 2:20 says “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me.” I am so thankful that it is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. I tried to live MY life. And I tried to live it on my own strength. But during my senior year of high school, I got tired. I was burnt out… on basketball and on life. I had no motivation. No PURPOSE. Why was I even here? I didn’t want to be here on this earth. I found happiness nowhere. In the world’s eyes, I had it all. A loving family. Amazing friends. Success in school and basketball. I should have been so happy, but instead I felt sad, empty, and weary. Why did I feel this way for no reason? Fast forward to freshman year here at Ashland. I still didn’t want to be here and I still didn’t know WHY I was here. But I did know that I was meant to be here at Ashland and playing college basketball on this team. So I kept fighting. But still using only my own strength. For my first 4 months or so here at Ashland, I was also VERY homesick. With my homesickness, my depression, and the grind of college classes and college basketball, I couldn’t do it all. The bone-deep weariness and the sadness had absolute control of me. I was chained, broken, and had little hope.
But I was going to FCA and our team Bible studies every week and, there, God began to reveal to me that He was the only way out. He opened my eyes. In my teammates and in the student-athletes at FCA, I saw a different kind of joy, strength, and peace. I saw that their lives were centered around Christ, and my life was not. I was missing that personal relationship with Him, but every time I tried to pray on my own, my mind would run wild. I thought, “Stop feeling so tired. Get over your homesickness already. You have so much to be thankful for, just choose to be happy.” I thought it was my fault I felt this way and I was putting all the pressure on myself to fix it. Then, a Christian counselor told me four words. Give yourself some grace. Sounds simple, but it was a turning point for me. God was speaking to me through that counselor. I started giving myself some grace. Accepting things as they were. “Okay, I am weary. I am sad. I do wish I was at home. But it’s okay.” By having me give myself some grace, God was making room for Himself in my life. The pressure to fix the way I was feeling was no longer on me. God was making room in my heart for JESUS CHRIST to come and fix it. To come and heal me.
Fast forward to the end of my freshman year. A few weeks after school let out, I did a camp called the Ultimate Training Camp. And it was at this camp that I stopped living and CHRIST started living in me. I stopped relying on myself and on my own strength and I started relying on Christ. I quickly experienced for myself the depths of His strength because, at this camp, we did a 20-hour workout. I had no strength, except through Him. I became COMPLETELY dependent on Christ. During the workout, I was literally screaming prayers to Him and I could feel Him give me His strength. I learned that I have access to this strength at any time because, as a child of God, I have direct access to My Heavenly Father. My identity is in Him. No matter the circumstances, what HE says about me is true. And what He says about me is that… I have the power of God. I am never alone. I am loved. I am free. I am a light in the world. I am saved. I have eternal life. I have purpose and my purpose is to know Christ and make Him known. HE is the source of all my joy, strength, and peace. And so, Galatians 2:20 says “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”

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One World Government!

Prophecy Update: One World Government and Its Problems 2/14/2020

God prophesied that there would be a one world government that would persecute Israel in the future. Since 1948 we have seen the rise of one world organizations. All of these organizations have one thing in common, they persecute Jews and Israel. As Christians, we are aware of the fact that the world hates us, will persecute us, all because Jesus predicted it. Predictions regarding the end times focus on Israel because God is going to remove the church before the Tribulation. This update is going to focus on the one world push for persecuting Israel. I start with the Pope and his call to unite the religions of the world.

Pope Pushes One World Religion on Israel’s Independence Day: By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz February 11, 2020 , They have said: ‘Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.’ For they have consulted together with one consent; against Thee do they make a covenant, Psalm 83:5-7

Historically, the Vatican was no friend to the Jews but its new initiative aligns the Catholic Church with Islam in a one-world religion that may be the biggest threat ever to the Jewish People. Rabbi Pinchas Winston, a prolific end-of-times author, noted that in many surprising respects, the Vatican is now practically indistinguishable from secularism. Rabbi Winston noted that traditional values in the Catholic Church are indeed changing in ways that would have been inconceivable not so long ago. Rabbi Winston noted that the theme of one-world order as presented by the Pope was presented several times in the Bible. “Seeing the world as one is how it was in the days before the Tower of Babel,” Rabbi Winston said. “This was when men joined together to take over the world and kick God out.”

The blacklist: All 112 companies UN says are operating in settlements: The UN Human Rights Council on Wednesday published a “database” of 112 companies it says are conducting business in West Bank settlements. Israeli authorities reacted with fury to the report, which they described as a “blacklist,” while the Palestinians lauded the list as “a victory for international law.” Antisemitism is a war, but a non-conventional one. If it was somewhat geographically contained during the Second World War, it no longer is today. In December 2019, a series of attacks against orthodox Jews took place in Brooklyn. We still remember the terrorist attacks at the synagogues in San Diego and Pittsburgh. This is real, this is global and this happening almost on a daily basis. But the recent tragedy that we should pay attention to took place in Paris, and it could create a terrifying precedent. On April 4, 2017, in Paris, Sarah Halimi, a 66-year-old Jewish woman, was thrown from her third-floor window. Her body landed on the pavement. It remains uncertain if she was thrown alive or already dead from being tortured. What the police found out was that the perpetrator was Kobili Traoré, her Muslim neighbor, who screamed “Allahu Akbar” and “I have killed Satan” as he recited verses from the Qur’an that according to him ordered him to kill Jews. That is such a tragedy, and yet it is only part of the story. How can it possibly get worse? It took months for the family of Mrs. Halimi to get the French authorities to admit that it was indeed a murder AND that it was an antisemitic hate crime.

The UN has for sometime been inspiring groups to kill Jews. They have a unhealthy obsession with hating on Israel. It inspires nations like Iran to believe that it will have the backing of the UN when it attacks and kills Jews. Mahmoud Abbas believed that he would have the backing of the UN when he came to bash Israel this week. Here is a quote from an article about that: “I came to all of you today to affirm the Palestinian position which rejects the American-Israeli deal,” Abbas said. “It legalized what is illegal: settlement building and confiscation and annexation of Palestinian lands. I affirm, here, that it is necessary that this deal or any part of it not be considered an international reference for negotiations.”

The focus of Abbas and most of the world is that the settlements in Judea and Samaria are illegal according to international law. The Security Council did not take up the matter but the United Nations Human Rights Council did and it was brutal what they did. As I pointed out, they blacklisted 112 companies operating in Judea and Samaria. The Heartland Report from Israel had this to say about it yesterday: I would like to compare the following two statements:
“A world power publishes a list of Jewish businesses to boycott at the behest of a certain political party.”
“An international entity publishes a list of Jewish businesses to boycott at the behest of a liberal movement.”
These statements are almost identical. I purposely kept them generic. Now I will add the names, dates and places and compare them again.
“April 1st, 1933 – Germany publishes a list of Jewish businesses to boycott at the behest of the Nazi party.”
“February 12th, 2020 – The UN publishes a list of Jewish businesses to boycott at the behest of the BDS movement.”
Well, I have news for the UN – this is not 1933, and we are not in Nazi-controlled Germany. The God of Israel is moving His people into His land to fulfill all of His promises to Israel. I declare to the nations that they should see that God will win in all of their desire to annihilate the Jews. God promised to preserve them and now is the time to advance them in their own land so that Messiah can come back! Iran is not getting the message:

Adviser to Iran’s Khamenei is looking to ‘raze Tel Aviv to the ground’: By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL FEBRUARY 12, 2020. “Ahead of the governments of France and Germany congratulating Iran’s regime on its Islamic revolution this week, an Iranian politician who advises the supreme leader said his nation was looking for an excuse to obliterate Tel Aviv.”
I would like to give you a historical perspective of this move to One World organizations. It is bizarre that many of them started in 1948 or right before. Why? Because Satan saw God moving to make Israel a nation and he had to respond!

The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that is concerned with world public health. It was established on 7 April 1948, and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.

The World Council of Churches (WCC) is a worldwide Christian inter-church organization founded in 1948.

The World Trade Organization (WTO) is an intergovernmental organization that is concerned with the regulation of international trade between nations. The WTO officially commenced on 1 January 1995 under the Marrakesh Agreement, signed by 123 nations on 15 April 1994,replacing the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), which commenced in 1948.

The World Bank was created at the 1944 Bretton Woods Conference, along with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The president of the World Bank is, traditionally, an American. The World Bank and the IMF are both based in Washington, D.C., and work closely with each other.

International Criminal Court: Following the Second World War, the allied powers established two ad hoc tribunals to prosecute Axis leaders accused of war crimes. The International Military Tribunal, which sat in Nuremberg, prosecuted German leaders while the International Military Tribunal for the Far East in Tokyo prosecuted Japanese leaders. In 1948 the United Nations General Assembly first recognised the need for a permanent international court to deal with atrocities of the kind prosecuted after the Second World War.[4] At the request of the General Assembly, the International Law Commission (ILC) drafted two statutes by the early 1950s but these were shelved during the Cold War, which made the establishment of an international criminal court politically unrealistic.

The UN has often preduced documents that push a One World Government and a way for them to rule all of the people of the world. One such map divided the world into 10 regions with ten kings—does that sound familiar? It should because it is in Daniel and Revelation!

The United Nations wants a one-world government in less than twelve years: Nov 5, 2018
The one-worlders of the 1950s and early 1960s are now in the U.N. driver’s seat, and they have made their move.

The 2030 Agenda One World Government: Christian Today FRIDAY 14 FEBRUARY 2020 This time last year the United Nations approved The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It introduced ‘a new universal agenda’ for all mankind. (In other words, a scheduled approach to one world government). Among those who gave endorsement to the programme were US President Barack Obama and Pope Francis. The plan bypasses US Congress and the legislatures of the world’s other 193 nations. Yet, the heads of state agreed to work toward implementation, largely through secret trade deals and back room bureaucratic rule making, according to reports. Martin Castro, an Obama appointee, is chairman of the US Commission on Civil Rights. He released a report on September 7 that said Americans need to be protected from Bible-thumpers. In his comment he referred to “religious liberty” and “religious freedom” code words ‘for discrimination, intolerance, racism, sexism, homophobia, Islamophobia, Christian supremacy or any form of intolerance,” Mr Castro said.

Many are concerned with global pestilences since the coronavirus broke out. This has spurred on discussion of global government and global solutions. Here is an article about the response of the United States: An Executive Order Has Initiated ‘Department Of Defense Global Campaign Plan For Pandemic Influenza And Infectious Diseases 3551-13’February 13, 2020—“It appears that the U.S. military is taking this coronavirus outbreak extremely seriously. An executive order has been issued which has initiated the implementation of “the Department of Defense Global Campaign plan for Pandemic Influenza and Infectious Diseases 3551-13”. We don’t know all of the details of the plan, but we do know that it instructs U.S. military officials “to prepare for widespread outbreaks”
People are worried and the news out of China is getting worse and worse. I heard one Chinese dissident say that his contacts in China estimate that 50,000 Chinese are already dead from the virus. (Amir Tsafarti reported on this yesterday)

The Center for Disease Control is another organization that has global reach. It is producing some scary stuff about global pandemics—here is an example from today: Coronavirus can be spread by people who don’t show symptoms, CDC warns: February 13, 2020. Coronavirus can be spread through people who aren’t exhibiting symptoms of the illness, the director of the Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention said Thursday. Dr. Robert Redfield confirmed reports out of China that the virus can spread when the person is still asymptomatic, according to CNN. “What I’ve learned in the last two weeks is that the spectrum of this illness is much broader than was originally presented. There’s much more asymptomatic illness,” he said.

As many of you know, the economic cooperation among nations has been the occasion to global financial institutions. So not to be outdone, there are moves towards more global currencies and ways to tax everyone. The UN wants to tax every country—here is an article in that vein:

World tax rewrite can raise countries’ revenues by $100bn: OECD: February 14, 2020. Rewriting international corporate tax rules could jack up governments’ tax revenues by up to 4 percent, or $100bn annually, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) estimated on Thursday. Many governments are frustrated that the rise of big internet companies like Google, Facebook and Amazon is depriving them of revenue because they can legally book profits in low-tax countries regardless of where their customers are.” As you can see that the nations want global ways to handle global problems. The economics of having global companies is impacting the way they do taxes. A perfect segue to the mark of the beast!

Speaking of the mark of the beast, here is an article that is intriguing: Amazon’s Pay By Hand – Fast Tracking The Mark Of The Beast: If anyone has the power, money and influence to persuade people to accept a new form of payment systems for commerce, it is Amazon. Amazon is in the early stages of developing a technology that essentially turns your hand into a credit card. It is likely to tie in with it’s previously filed patent that includes a “non-contact biometric identification system” that features a “hand scanner” to produce a picture of a person’s palm.” As you can see, companies are moving quickly to the fulfillment of the Mark of the Beast scenario painted for us in Revelation. Sunday night I will cover more of this, hope to see you there.
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Prophecy Update: Prophecy and stuff! 2/7/20

Jesus predicted that in the end times there would be an increase in pestilences. Luke 21:11 says, “and there will be great earthquakes and in various places plagues and famines and there will be terrors and great signs from heaven.” What distinguishes today as the last days is the increase of all of these things. Jesus described the end time signs as going global and like birth pangs getting more intense. That is what we see with plagues; 100 years ago, we did not have air travel that could spread a disease around the world. Today, air travel has increased the likelihood of diseases spreading and causing a panic, like coronavirus. This week I want to direct our attention to the end time prophecy of birth pangs. The first one is plagues because that is in the news and has caused a panic in the medical community.

4 Plagues Are Marching Across Asia Simultaneously: Coronavirus, African Swine Fever, H5N1 Bird Flu, & H1N1 Swine Flu, Mon, 02/03/2020: “The coronavirus outbreak that is raging all over China right now has been making headlines on a daily basis all over the globe, and rightly so. Meanwhile, three other plagues have also been marching across Asia, and most people in the western world don’t even realize that this is happening. What I am about to share with you in this article is quite chilling, and the months ahead will be very dark if these plagues continue to spread. African Swine Fever was devastating pork farms from one end of China to the other. There is no vaccine for “pig ebola”, there is no cure, and once it hits a farm the only thing that can be done is to kill every single pig so that it won’t spread anywhere else. But even though draconian measures have been implemented, it has just kept spreading, and at this point “about two-thirds of China’s swine herd has been lost”… Brett Stuart, president of the market research and analysis firm Global AgriTrends, estimates that about two-thirds of China’s swine herd has been lost to the disease and contrary to official government reports of recovery, more pigs are dying every day as ASF continues to spread. Unfortunately, this insidious disease has also been devastating farms in many other nations all over the planet. In particular, Cambodia, North Korea, South Korea, Vietnam and the Philippines have been hit particularly hard. Fortunately, African Swine Fever does not affect humans, but this new coronavirus seems perfectly suited to be transmitted from person to person. At this point we don’t know how bad this outbreak will ultimately become, but we do know that the very first death outside of China has now been confirmed… Meanwhile, there has been a very alarming resurgence of the H5N1 bird flu in China.
According to the Daily Mail, more than 17,000 chickens have been culled in an effort to keep this new outbreak from spreading further…”

At Ashland University we have had to cancel meetings because of these viruses. All flights have been shut down to China, and this is an opportunity for the globalist crowd to take some control. If enough people get sick then we will hear of people wanting to control everyone, global catastrophe needs a global government etc.

China has reportedly seen an outbreak of a ‘highly pathogenic’ strain of H5N1 bird flu which has already killed 4,500 chickens.

The outbreak was initially reported at a farm in Shaoyang city in the southern province of Hunan, south of the epicenter of the Coronavirus in Wuhan. I listened to a representative of the CDC talk about a trip to Thailand to check out this outbreak. He warned that this could go global if we did not treat it right. I believe that God is sending this plague to judge people for their sins. The numbers of the amount of murders is astounding in Asia. This makes it like the days of Noah—a time of murder. The recent stats that I saw this week were this: there were 100.6 million deaths in 2019 in the world. 44 million of those deaths were from abortion. This will bring the judgment of God! China is being judged because Xi Xiping the dictator of China has now moved to say that he is god and refuses to allow people to read the Bible. He is rewriting the Bible in his image. This is rebellion on a grand scale.

“According to the Reuters report, Chinese authorities have already culled 17,828 poultry in the wake of the outbreak. Unlike African Swine Fever, humans can become infected by the H5N1 bird flu. On top of everything else, the H1N1 swine flu is starting to spread once again. In fact, more than 100,000 people in Taiwan “sought medical treatment for flu-like symptoms at hospitals across the country over the past week” and there have been 13 confirmed deaths…”

As the fear of plagues rise, the fear of antisemitism also is rising in France. In 2017, a Muslim man tortured a Jewish woman and beat her to death, throwing her out of a window. The courts did not put him in jail but in a mental hospital because they said that he is not a murderer because he is criminally insane. Now the courts say that he should be set free because he did not commit a crime because of his insanity plea. People are so distressed over the case that even the president of France weighed in, here is an article about it this week: French judges rebuke Macron for criticism over case of slain Jewish woman: By SOFIA BOUDERBALA and CLARE BYRNE 27 January 2020, “French President Emmanuel Macron drew a sharp rebuke from the country’s top magistrates on Monday for criticizing a court ruling on the 2017 killing of a Jewish woman in Paris. Sarah Halimi, an Orthodox Jewish woman in her sixties, died after being pushed out of the window of her Paris flat by a neighbor shouting “Allahu Akbar” (“God is great” in Arabic). But the Court of Appeal in Paris last month concluded that the suspect, a heavy pot smoker, had succumbed to a “delirious fit” and was therefore not criminally responsible for his actions.” What really is terrible about the story is the actions of the police. The woman was being beaten by the Muslim for one hour, the police were called and came to the apartment but were afraid to enter and save the woman. One police officer sat outside the apartment and heard the woman beaten but did nothing. The woman had every bone in her face broken by this evil man. The court has defended the man because the judge hates Jews and wants them dead. They have no compassion for the family and have done all they can to defend the Muslim and his family—attacking the Jewish family for saying it was anti-Semitic. It is horrifying. If I were Jewish, I would leave France now because the nation of France will defend those killing Jews.

More recently, political theorists such as Pierre-André Taguieff maintain that ‘something new, which Taguieff calls “judéophobia,” is afoot, an ideology that combines traditional anti-Semitic claims with more recent anti-Zionist and pro-Palestinian commitments.’ Tied to the antisemitism in France is the hatred of Zionism and the return of Jews to the homeland. As Jews leave France, I anticipate the French trying to stop them from going to Israel. Soon you will see laws passed in the EU preventing the Jews from going to Israel because it is against international law. The Peace deal that Trump put together has opened the door for more Jews to go home and settle in the Jordan Valley. In that regard, check out this article:

Trump’s plan may put settlement communities in danger. By DAVID HA’IVRI, JTA FEBRUARY 4, 2020: For Israelis who have supported and built Israeli towns or settlements here, this plan is dreadful and the results may be disastrous. Although claimed to be original and full of creativity, similar plans have been proposed by the left since Israel regained possession of the West Bank in 1967. “Maps envisioned by Israeli Labor party leaders from Yigal Allon through Yitzhak Rabin were almost identical to the one presented by Trump’s team last week. President Trump says that in his plan, no Israelis or Palestinians will be forced to leave their homes. However, it also lists 15 Israeli towns that would become isolated enclaves deep within the proposed Palestinian state. These towns would be under siege by the Palestinian Authority and would almost certainly be placed under a building freeze. In effect, towns that are not allowed to grow will slowly dry up.”

On the other hand, today many in the settlement movement went to Jerusalem to advocate for declaring sovereignty now. Our national security adviser said on Wednesday that Israeli settlements in Judea and Samaria will continue to grow because rising antisemitism around the world means more Jews will immigrate to Israel. Robert O Brien said in Washington that the “Israeli birth rate is strong and is growing because sadly anti-Semitism in Europe and other places around the world is encouraging more Jews to leave and go to Israel.” Caroline Glick wrote an article about this and said, “On Wednesday morning, NeverTrump propagandist Bill Kristol told his MSNBC audience that Democratic chances of victory over US President Donald Trump will rise if Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is defeated in Israel’s elections on March 2.” The reason for this is because if Netanyahu does not declare sovereignty in Judea and Samaria, then he would be breaking a promise and would lose support. It would be another failed election. Here is the real reason that the election will fail: it is God’s will that the Israeli nation take her land.

Ezekiel 36:10-11 is very clear on this issue. ‘I will multiply men on you, all the house of Israel, all of it; and the cities will be inhabited and the waste places will be rebuilt. ‘I will multiply on you man and beast; and they will increase and be fruitful; and I will cause you to be inhabited as you were formerly and will treat you better than at the first. Thus you will know that I am the LORD.” The movement to take sovereignty over the land of Israel by Jews today is growing stronger and stronger. The passage is very clear that God is going to raise up the waste places and He will fill it with His people Israel. Glick goes on to say:
“After Trump’s peace plan was published, Israelis discovered significant problems with the map attached to the plan. Among other things, the map places large sections of Highway 60, which crosses Judea and Samaria from south to north outside Israeli jurisdiction. If left uncorrected, the designation will endanger the security of tens of thousands of Israelis whose communities will be rendered isolated enclaves. Since ensuring Israel’s ability to defend itself and its citizens on a permanent basis is a major goal of the plan, this omission was obviously an oversight. Netanyahu announced this week that he has assembled a team to work on the map.”

This oversight by the Trump team I believe was intentional. It sinks the peace plan but forces Israel to declare sovereignty because this is God’s will! God will get His way because prophecy is about God accomplishing His plan on the earth. The prophecies are clear, Israel will get her land back and He will punish those nations who stand in His way. God help all of the people who live in Nablus, the ancient city of Shechem. It is an example of where the enemies of God live, Palestinians who defy the God of Israel and Jesus the Holy One of Israel. The Palestinian leadership are an example of those who say, come let us wipe out Israel that the name of Israel will be known no more. The hatred towards Jews is on display today in the terrorist attacks in Jerusalem. It is a people who teaches the children that Jews are apes and pigs, who stole Palestinian land, and should be killed. As Americans, we cannot understand the level of hatred of one people to another, we do not have anything like this in our experience. As Americans we believe, if we are nice to them they will be nice to us, but that is not the case. The level of hatred is theological for them. It is written in their laws and in their religious texts from Imams across the Middle East. Here is where I am going to blow your mind. In Israel, the left hates the idea of God giving the land to Jews!
“In 2016 when Gantz was still a private citizen, he was strongly encouraged to enter the political fray by a public service company called Darcheinu, or “Our Way.” Darcheinu is the successor to two organizations – V-15 and One Voice. One Voice was established in 2003 by Daniel Lubetsky, a Mexican-American Jewish businessman with close ties to the Obama administration. Lubetsky founded One Voice at the height of the Palestinian terror war to advance the establishment of a Palestinian state and an Israeli withdrawal to the 1949 armistice lines. PLO Chief and Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’s son Yasser Mahmoud Abbas is a member of One Voice’s Trustees Advisory Council. Benny Gantz does not want sovereignty for Israel! He is in league with the enemies of Jews. He leads the party against Netanyahu, the same division is in Israel as America. Now that Trump is vindicated in the impeachment hearings, the Democrats will find something else to attack him. The same for Netanyahu, the left want to destroy both of them. This war will result one day in the rise of the antichrist—here comes the rapture everybody!
The Iowa caucus votes were a disaster and failed because the democrats are cursing Israel and interfering with the Israeli election. This is why Hillary Clinton lost, she interfered in the election of Israel and God caused her to lose and gave the White House to Donald Trump. The same thing is going to happen today, the Democrats are in full battle array against Israel and Trump. America and Israel are both divided by those who want to do Gods will and those who hate Gods will. What a surprise the world will get when we are lifted out of here—and the trumpet will sound and the dead in Christ will rise first, and then we who are alive will caught up, snatched up, raptured up violently and fast to meet the Lord in the air in our new bodies. Then the left can have their evil plans as God gives them the room to hang themselves.

Reading thru the book of Revelation and parts of Daniel the past few weeks, I have come to appreciate the fact that God is going to do what He said. Anyone who doubts Gods intention, will, and determination to accomplish all of His will need a light to come on. He will accomplish His will by judging the earth for all of her evil deeds and the love of the evil it desires. The whole world will follow the antichrist as they are following the will of Satan today. It is hard to take, that everyone wants Satans will on the earth, but that is what the Bible teaches. I cant wait for the rapture—how about you? Come Lord Jesus Come!