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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Rick Warrren Unveils Blair Peace Program at Saddleback

From Apprising Ministries

By Ingrid Schluter of the Crosstalk Blog
Rick Warren believes the world can have peace without the Prince of Peace. He is awarding Tony Blair, a pro-abortion, Roman Catholic convert with a peace prize in a few days at Saddleback Church. Click here for Warren’s details. As we see Dr. John Piper’s open embrace of Warren at his Desiring God conferences, one of which will be held at Warren’s church in April, we are reminded of the emergence of a new spirituality that is without the cross of Jesus Christ (just ask Tony Blair about his plan to unite world religions), of “peace” without the author of peace, Jesus Christ, and of an apostate evangelicalism that has now linked arms with the United Nations to push Agenda 21 goals.

The followers of John Piper are in deep denial. They believe that because Piper has never written or spoken anything heterodox, that he must be trustworthy for all time. That is why I wrote my piece on evangelical Bridgers. These are the most dangerous men of all. Blinded by pride and their own sense of importance in the scheme of things, (and ironically, often claiming newfound humility), they end up bridging the gap between false teachers like Rick Warren and biblical Christianity. John Piper has chosen to become a Bridger. My prayers are with those who will blindly cross that bridge while loyally carrying their Piper banners all the way.
The original appears complete with a comment section right here.
See also:
IS THIS DOCTRINAL AND SOUND DR. JOHN PIPER?
THE DANIEL PLAN OF RICK WARREN ENCOURAGES UNBIBLICAL MEDITATION
RICK WARREN SELLING THE CHURCH AS CHANGE AGENT

Royal Heir

Christian Activism: Is It Biblical?



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Increasing numbers of Christians are engaging in social and political activism for the astonishing purpose of attempting to coerce an ungodly society into adopting Christian standards of conduct. "Operation Rescue" is one example. Its founder, Randall Terry, explains that its purpose is to create social upheaval and thereby pressure government into changing the abortion laws. A typical brochure declares, "Rescues help produce the social tension necessary for political change...whether for good or bad, political change comes after groups of Americans bring enough tension to the nation and pressure on politicians that the laws are changed." 

No matter how commendable the goal of such tactics, there is not one example in the entire Bible of political or social activism ever being advocated or used by God's people. That fact must weigh heavily upon any consideration of this important topic. There are numerous cases of civil disobedience in Scripture, but it was never engaged in for the purpose of forcing an ungodly society to obey biblical principles. The Hebrew midwives, for example, disobeyed Pharaoh's edict and spared the lives of the male babies, even lying to cover up their "rescue operation." God was so pleased with their obedience to Him that their names, Shiphrah and Puah, have been preserved for us (Ex 1:15-22 [1]). This was, however, a matter of individual conscience not an organized attempt to pressure the pagan Egyptians by mass demonstrations into adopting Israel's God-given morals.  before God,

The same is true of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego's refusal to obey the king's command to bow to an idol, and of Daniel's defiance of the royal decree against prayer. Though boldly witnessing for God even to kings, Daniel never used his high government position to attempt to pressure a pagan society to abandon its evil practices to begin a godly way of life. Nor did Joseph or Esther pressure the pagan societies, in which they held high positions, to adopt biblical morals. So it was with Ezra and Nehemiah. They used their influence with kings to obtain permission to rebuild Jerusalem and the temple, but made no attempt to change the practices of those societies though they practiced abortion, homosexuality, and other evils. 

There are no biblical examples to support today's "Christian activism." Christ "suffered for us, leaving us an example that ye should follow his steps." He sternly and repeatedly rebuked Israel's false religious leaders, yet He never spoke out—not even once—against the injustices of Roman civil authority! Nor did He advocate, organize, or engage in any public protests to pressure Rome into changing its corrupt system, or the society of His day its evil ways. He submitted to unjust authorities as Romans 13 [2] tells us we should do today: "Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously" (1 Pt 2:21-25 [3]). No "activism" here! So it was with the apostles and the early church. 

Yes, Paul told the centurion, who was about to have him unlawfully scourged, that he was a Roman citizen; and he told the local officials at Philippi to come and apologize for beating him and Silas without trial. That was not, however, political/social activism. He was not attempting thereby to change society. He was simply standing up for his personal rights under the law (as we also should do), and that includes voting. Paul was determined to obey God rather than men and never held back from preaching the gospel, though it meant his life. If Christian activism is God's will, Paul would have been the first to pursue it fearlessly at whatever cost. 

Scripture, then, from Genesis to Revelation, offers neither example nor doctrinal teaching to support the idea that Christians ought to engage in political/social activism, lobbying, the takeover methods of Coalition on Revival—or that Christians in public office could or should influence society to adopt biblical standards of conduct. Don't forget, any change would have to be effected through a corrupt political system involving an ungodly majority above and below. Romans 13 [4] tells us to obey rulers, and 1 Timothy 2 [5] to pray for them—not to attempt to change them by coercion. It is not only foolish but counterproductive to attempt to persuade the unsaved to live like Christians. They can't do it—and if they could it would only blind them the more to their sin and need of a Savior. 

Acts 19:23-41 [6] tells how a large group of citizens in Ephesus staged a huge "demonstration" against Paul and the gospel he preached. A crowd of probably several thousand persons tore their clothes, threw dust in the air and for two hours vociferously chanted their praise to the locally manufactured god that was their chief source of income."Great is Diana of the Ephesians!" they cried. Should Paul have gathered a larger crowd of Christians to cry out yet more loudly and longer and thereby impose their will upon the local authorities? Of course not! Such un-Christian conduct is demeaning of our Lord and His gospel and would have been unthinkable for the early church. Yet that is basically what Christian activism involves today—the well-meaning but foolish attempt to force "Christian principles" upon a godless society through more effective lobbying, larger demonstrations and greater social upheaval than the homosexuals, abortionists or pornographers can produce. 

Rather than pressure the ungodly to live like saints, we must win them to Christ that they might live wholly by God. Our personal lives must be lived in obedience to God's laws even if that brings us into conflict with civil laws. In addition to avoiding idolatry and immorality, Christians must preach the gospel to everyone everywhere, regardless of government edicts to the contrary. In so doing, the apostles made that historic declaration: "We ought to obey God rather than men" (Acts 5:29 [7])! Their example has been followed by Christians down through the centuries, from the martyrs under pagan Rome and its successor, Roman Catholicism, to those who smuggle Bibles into Islamic or communist lands. 

Though forbidden by the authorities, the apostles persisted in preaching the gospel. Like their Lord, however, they made no attempt to lobby in Rome for an end to prostitution and abortions; nor did they stage public demonstrations for a change in unjust laws. There is a danger of being so caught up in the social aspect of good causes that one forgets and neglects the chief Christian calling. The Great Commission does not involve exerting a Christian influence upon society. We are not to "change society," but to "convert individuals." There is much talk today about "changing the world for Christ." In fact there is no biblical teaching or example to support that popular slogan. Rather than persuading sinners to live like saints, we must call them to heavenly citizenship through "repentance toward God and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ" (Acts 20:21 [8]). 

But aren't we supposed to be "salt and light" in the world (Mat 5:13-16 [9])? Yes, Christ said so. To understand what He meant, we must look to Him as our perfect example. Jesus, "the light of the world," never advocated or tried to effect social/political change. His light reveals sin and leads men to salvation, fitting them for heaven (Eph 5:8-13 [10]). Salt purifies the wound that light reveals and reproves. 

Significant changes in society have been effected by preaching and example. Nevertheless, the abolition of slavery, the enactment of child labor laws and greater rights for women, while improvements to be thankful for, have not made society any more godly. Nor is it any more likely under these better conditions that a higher percentage of mankind will end up in heaven than before. While such changes are worth working for, many who call themselves Christians have become so absorbed in good causes that they have lost their fervor for saving souls. They have ended up joining forces with non-Christians who also espouse "traditional values" and in promoting a compromised "social gospel" that cannot save. 

Yet the good that social/political activism often produces is a strong motivation for engaging in it. Many Christians were involved in the civil rights movement that finally ended segregation. Surely it is not wrong for Christians to engage in such activities! Certainly the innocent babies that are being murdered in abortion clinics, just as the Jews were in Nazi extermination camps, ought to be rescued! Should Christians do nothing? Is there no basis in Scripture for helping those who are downtrodden? 

Yes, the Bible warns us: "If thou forbear to deliver them that are drawn unto death, and those that are ready to be slain; if thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not he that pondereth the heart consider it? and he that keepeth thy soul, doth not he know it? and shall not he render to every man according to his works?" (Prov 24:11-12). The parable of the good Samaritan, too, tells us that we ought to care for all those who are in need of help, even as Christ commands: "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." These principles come under God's law written in the consciences of all mankind: "Love your neighbor as yourself" (Mk 12:31 [11]). 

We ought to do all we can to rescue babies who are being aborted, just as we would seek to rescue anyone in danger. The Bible doesn't tell us what individual saints may have done in this regard because it is not specifically a Christian task nor is it something that has been assigned to the church, but is the responsibility of every person. Moreover, "rescues" should be engaged in to save lives—not for the purpose of creating "social upheaval" to coerce an evil society into adopting biblical standards. Even persuading oppressive communist regimes to grant greater freedom can have unforeseen malignant side effects. 

Suddenly Gorbachev is granting freedom of worship and preaching in the Soviet Union comparable to what we have enjoyed in the West. What are his motives? Like Constantine in ancient Rome, he finds this necessary for the good of the empire—and may even think that freedom would destroy the church even more effectively than oppression. Indeed, such has been the case. Sadly, many Soviet Christians who have managed to bring their families out to the West and who have initially thanked God for liberty, have lost their children to drugs, free sex, pride, lust, and worldliness—and that seems to be a greater hazard for believers in the West's "freedom" than under communist oppression. 

Today's Christian activism is far too narrow and selective. It addresses certain issues but ignores many others of equal or greater importance. We must not only rescue the unborn but the children in public schools who are being perverted through the teaching of immorality, witchcraft, and occultism. We must identify psychology as the major vehicle of so much of this evil, and root it out of our churches, seminaries and universities. 

We must denounce sin, call for national repentance, and preach the gospel in convicting power. Christians must call for repentance not only for homosexuality, child abuse, pornography and abortion but for more subtle forms of rebellion against God and rejection of Christ. The church must be indicted both for its lack of social concern and for its heresies and failure to preach the truth. We must denounce the destructive false teachings that abound. It is hypocritical for the church to protest the world's sins while tolerating and even honoring within its ranks those who preach a false gospel and are the enemies of the cross of Christ. 

Instead of protesters we need prophets who call the world to repentance: Enochs who walk with God and warn of judgment (Heb 11:55 [12]; Jude 14-15 [13]); Noahs, preachers of righteousness (2 Pt 2:5 [14]), who warn of judgment to come and invite sinners into an ark of safety. What if, instead of building the ark, Noah had tried to reform society! We need Daniels: "Mene, mene, tekel upharsin"—the handwriting is on the wall, America! You've been weighed in the balance and found wanting! Murdered babies, the abomination of homosexuality, and society's flippant, deliberate rebellion against God have aroused His anger beyond any possibility of reprieve! We need Isaiahs and Jeremiahs who had never heard of making a "positive confession" or of the "power of positive or possibility thinking," but preached truth! 

"Christian activism" is not Christian. It represents a detour from the straight path the church is to walk before the world. It can confuse the real issues, lead to compromise and unholy alliances, and divert time and effort that would better be used in proclaiming the gospel. Weigh the demands upon your time and set priorities. Be fully engaged in rescuing souls for eternity. TBC


 
 
Royal Heir

Monday, March 28, 2011

Weather: Signs of God, or Sins of Man?

This article is from the March 2011 newsletter from The Berean Call. You can receive this newsletter free of charge either by mail or email. This is Dave Hunt's website. All of their newsletters are archived there, along with other interesting information.

Winter "wonders" - SIGNS OF GOD, OR SINS OF MAN? Are this season's extreme weather and mass animal deaths signs of Divine judgment?

The winter of 2010-2011 brought extreme weather not only to the United States but to the entire world. Record-setting rain triggered massive floods and mudslides from Australia to Mexico; bulb-shattering blizzards brought minus temps across most of North America. Despite new records of ice and snow in many states and cities, "global warming" proponents maintain that this extreme cooling trend does not contradict but rather reinforces the scientifically dubious theory of consumer-driven CO2 "pollution."

In addition to many unusual and catastrophic weather events--which are not only claiming lives but contributing to a worldwide food and commodity crisis--there have been bizarre accounts of near-simultaneous animal deaths around the world, including massive "kills" of numerous species of fish, birds, crabs, and even cattle. Over 40 such incidents were reported in less than 30 days between December 17 and January 14, ranging in scope from a few dozen to a few million. The widespread nature and curious chronology of these events is causing many Christians--and even some reporters--to ask if these sudden mass die-offs are natural, man-made, or prophetic in nature.

As many astute observers and biblical watchmen have reported for years, we do see an increase in the "signs of the times" of which Jesus warned in Matthew 24:3-25--first and foremost in spiritual deception, but also in "wars and rumors of wars," as well as volcanic activity and "earthquakes in divers places." Though some argue that this geophysical uptick is simply due to keener instruments of detection, the recent earthquake "swarm" along the New Madrid fault produced over 500 quakes between September and December 2010 alone--prompting some to draw a potential correlation to the animal deaths in central Arkansas. Other researchers point to the fact that Arkansas is home to the nation's largest "fracking" (hydraulic fracturing) operation for natural gas exploration and recovery. Nonetheless, some believers still blame the quakes on the "sinfulness of man," and many others are wondering if these mass animal fatalities are also prophetic indicators of God's impending and/or increasing judgment of the planet.

In a video blog on her website, Latter Rain "prophetess" Cindy Jacobs, founder of the "spiritual warfare" group Generals International, suggested that the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" was responsible for the mass bird and fish deaths reported in and near Beebe, Arkansas: "It could be because we've said it's okay for people who commit these kinds of [homosexual] acts to be recognized in our military, for the first time in our history, there is a potential that there is something that actually happened in the land, where a hundred thousand drum fish died...and these birds just fell out of the air."

Though correctly denouncing homosexuality, there are numerous problems with the inferences drawn by Jacobs. For example, how does this explain the dozens of other chronological wildlife deaths around the globe? Additionally, such immature and mystical assertions serve to malign God's character and reinforce negative stereotypes of our Creator as spiteful and capricious. But although Charisma magazine (whose publisher seems enamored with Latter Rain heresy) continues to provide such false teachers a platform in the church, the liberal media understandably had a heyday with Jacob's correlation--though not quite to the degree that it did when Pat Robertson blamed the catastrophic 2010 Haiti earthquake on that nation's history of vodoun (voodoo). Such shameful declarations do not disqualify God's Word but rather prove the biblical warning: "But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you...by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of" (2 Pt 2:1-2).

Unfortunately, the false prophets of the Latter Rain movement aren't the only ones implying an apocalyptic explanation for this winter's extreme weather and unexplained animal deaths. Many otherwise doctrinally sound Christian leaders, writers, and readers seem to be coming prophetically "unhinged" at events like these. But could this sequential die-off be related to other unexplained animal fatalities, such as the catastrophic honey bee "colony collapse disorder" that began in 2006 and continues to threaten U.S. crop pollination and production?

As most astute readers would agree, the answer of "global warming" (allegedly resulting in "freak freezing" and weather-related animal fatalities) fails to explain the extent of these events. Since scientists cannot determine a biological or chemical cause in the vast majority of these unexplained and apparently "unrelated" deaths (according to mainstream media reports) it is understandably tempting to assign some divine significance to make sense of them. However, because we are clearly not living in the "great and terrible" day of the Lord (Joel 2:11,31) Bereans must look for either a natural or a man-made explanation. Fortunately (or unfortunately), there is plenty of evidence that points to some logical--though disturbing--explanations for extreme weather as well as recent and ongoing wildlife fatalities.

If chemical, biological, and "divine judgment" causes are not the most reasonable explanations for the strange animal fatalities, then one is left to look for another unseen source--namely, things that can travel invisibly through air and water and are generally undetected by humans. Space does not permit a full report and analysis of known government programs, but readers should at least be made aware of several that daily impact our world. Alaska's HAARP (High-frequency Active Auroral Research Project) is capable of "shooting" earth's ionosphere with 3.6 megawatts of power, bouncing this concentrated energy beam back through the atmosphere, even penetrating the ground. (This incredible jolt is equivalent to eight hours' output of Hoover Dam--enough electricity to supply power for 1.3 million people in a typical work day.) It doesn't take a rocket scientist to realize that this invisible "ray gun" could pose serious side effects for the environment as well as all living creatures--especially those that God created with sensitive receptors for navigation and communication (like birds, bees, bats, and even fish).

Most of us are aware, to some degree, of the bombardment of our airwaves and our bodies with above-ground radiation--but what about the earth's bodies of water? In a disturbing report, Rosalind Peterson documents government destruction of marine life in the recently expanded "sonar training exercises" affecting "literally every coastal state and the Gulf of Mexico":

The United States Navy will be decimating millions of marine mammals and other aquatic life, each year, for the next five years, under their Warfare Testing Range Complex Expansions in the Atlantic, Pacific, and the Gulf of Mexico. The National Marine Fisheries Service...has already approved...more than a dozen...Warfare Testing Complexes, and is preparing to issue another permit for 11.7 million marine mammals (32...species), to be decimated [by sonar and explosives] along the Northern California, Oregon and Washington areas of the Pacific Ocean. (News With Views, 8/11/2009)

On December 29, in the midst of the mysterious animal deaths, another exceedingly curious event took place in Victoria, Canada. For several hours, the GoldstreamRiver ran bright green--the color of antifreeze. Local reports called the mystery "solved" when the color source was identified as the "non-toxic" chemical, fluorescein. Nontoxic? Used in radiology, a medical source says "fluorescein injection can cause severe allergic reaction, shortness of breath, hives, severe itching or circulatory collapse...and in rare cases, death."

Most news stories suggested that it was merely an elaborate "prank," indicating that "the chemical is usually used to trace leaks from septic tanks and can be bought online." However, no ongoing or subsequent investigation revealed how or why the costly ($11.50/oz) chemical was delivered into the river, or by whom.
These examples are but the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the full range of military-industrial abuse of the environment (while simultaneously purporting to be concerned about its protection). With the U.S. government and other global super powers all battling "invisibly" for supremacy and control over space, the airwaves, the oceans, and even the weather (all in the domain presently given to Satan--Eph 2:2, Job 1:7, etc.) the fact is clear that sinful man continues to meddle with God's created order in ways that are not natural--and, are, in fact, potentially destructive on a global scale. Armed with the knowledge of such known operations, should believers automatically spiritualize every "unexplained" event and ascribe such "acts of God" to the Lord?

There is no doubt that we live in increasingly perilous times--and that birth pangs of things soon to come are being seen and felt in many ways. But as even the limited evidence we've presented suggests, this winter's extreme weather, animal deaths, and even earthquakes are not the beginnings of God's divine judgment, which will occur post-rapture (1 Thes 5:9). Rather, these events appear to be the consequences of entropy, in conjunction with the wickedness of men (Ps 2, Gal 6:7, 2 Tim 3:13) devising an antichrist dominion over the earth--which is itself a fulfillment of Bible prophecy.     
-Mark Dinsmore
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I agree with Mark Dinsmore's unusual point of view. I have written several times about HAARP - the 'weather machine' of the U.S. Government. Additionally, although God's hand of judgment may fall any time He chooses, the judgment that He will exercise during the Great Tribulation has not yet begun. When it does, it will make man's weather machine look like child's play.
 
ROYAL HEIR

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Resurrection and Rapture ... In That Order

"And, behold, there talked with him two men, which were Moses and Elias: Who appeared in glory, and spake of his decease which he should accomplish at Jerusalem" Luke 9:30-31

    Here we have the occasion on which Jesus appeared with Moses and Elijah on the Mount of Transfiguration, in one of the most intriguing and mysterious scriptures. This one sentence is packed with food for thought. (Read the entire chapter, along with Matthew 17 and Mark 9 for a broader picture.)

     Peter, James and John looked on in amazement as Jesus Christ was 'transfigured' right before their very eyes.(Mark 9:2)  This happened on top of a mountain, which seems always to be where people appear from heaven. These are often referred to as "high places" in the Old Testament.  They are areas which serve as a portal to the spirit world, for both the heavenly hosts and the demonic spirit world. You will often see these high places on the History Channel when it shows old or abandoned pagan sites which were used for worship in such places as the mountains of Tibet, etc.

     Christ had been praying all night, after which he was 'transfigured' i.e., a metamorphous - transformed into a representation of his glorified [heavenly] body, which he received after he was resurrected from the grave.  His appearance also exhibited a supernatural whiteness coming from his being, his Presence itself, and reflecting out and through his clothing which also appeared as lightning-white.

     Amazingly, appearing with him were Moses (who the Scriptures say was buried by God Himself, and whose body has never been discovered) and Elijah, who was raptured into heaven (2 Kings 2:11). Moses had 'died' 15oo years prior, and Elijah some 900 years before.

     And for what purpose were they there? Well, we are told that they discussed the upcoming events in Jerusalem, Jesus' death, burial and resurrection. I believe that part of the reason they came to Jesus was to encourage him in his human state - to review the events to come, perhaps to comfort him by assuring him that they and many others would be watching the events and praying for him every moment. I have always found this to be extremely interesting. We know that Christ was fully human (as well as fully God). Why wouldn't he be attended to by residents of heaven itself? His would be no ordinary death; he would feel the entire weight of all the sin and evil throughout history and throughout His entire creation, the cosmos. This was the entire purpose ... his choice ... in entering the stream of human history.

 ~ ~ (I've got to move on with this. It's so interesting to me that I could write on and on) ~ ~

     This event was not for the Lord's benefit only. It undoubtedly served to encourage and uplift the three disciples who observed it. They were probably extremely bewildered at the time, but later after Christ was crucified, buried and resurrected, they would remember it and be built up in their faith greatly throughout their entire ministries. While they probably never understood the event in its entirety, it would have given them much greater understanding and a deeper basis for comprehension of life after death.

     Not only was it for the disciples - it was for US. What an exciting thought! This happening, along with others in the scriptures, gives us an unprecedented view into what is going on in heaven, and of the interaction between the residents of heaven and the residents of earth. Here are a few things on which it enlightens us:
  • Our resurrection bodies are real, tangible and filled with light.
  • The assurance of life after death is exhibited by the presence of Moses and Elijah.
  • The involvement of the heavenlies in the affairs of earth throughout history, and NOW.
  • The continuity of life, whether or heaven or on earth, throughout the ages of history.
  • The recognition of those who have gone on before us. We will know them and vice versa.
  • The reality of the kingdom of God on earth; a glimpse of its future power and glory.
  • The manner in which we will depart the earth, and the manner in which Christ will meet us in the air.
  • The reality of resurrection - and rapture
     If you read all three gospel accounts it will teach you even more.
  
     I want to focus on the resurrection and the rapture of saints:
 
i Thessalonians 4: 16-17
"For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first [resurrection]: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together [rapture] with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord."

     And that event, my friends, is referred to as The Blessed HopeWhen was the last time you heard anything at all about this in church? In spite of the fact that the Bible promises us a special blessing for studying the Revelation of Jesus Christ... Do you see the problem?


 Royal Heir


Saturday, March 26, 2011

A Small Price to Pay

Standing for the Gospel – It is a Small Price to Pay
Commentary by Roger Oakland
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According to the Scriptures and the events that we see happening around us, we are living in the last days. The Bible states that the last days will be perilous. Webster’s Dictionary defines the word perilous to mean dangerous, grave, threatening, unsafe, and unhealthy. Does this not describe the world today?
This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2 Timothy 3:1

There will be many deceivers during this time. The blind will be leading the blind. There will be wolves in sheep’s clothing that desire to devour the sheep and drive them to market. These wolves may know they are wolves, or they may not. They are under strong delusion. The world is under strong delusion as well. What is delusion? “Something that is falsely or delusively believed or propagated.”1

And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie. 2 Thessalonians 2:11

More often than not, sheep will follow a shepherd because that is the nature of sheep. They will even trust the shepherd and do whatever he says because they believe he will protect them against all wolves. But earthly shepherds cannot be relied on.  Jesus is the Good Shepherd, and He is the only one who can protect the sheep.


 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. John 10:11

 When we put men into the place of power, they become corrupt and obsessed for the love of money and more power. In short, shepherds can become wolves when they are led by the flesh rather than by the Spirit of God.

For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Romans 8:5-6

When the sheep finally see what is happening, it is often too late. Even though shepherd’s may know what the Word of God teaches, they often use the Word as a means to their own end. They say things such as “do not touch God’s anointed” in order to avoid being challenged by those who try to direct them back to the Word of God.

My people hath been lost sheep: their shepherds have caused them to go astray, they have turned them away on the mountains: they have gone from mountain to hill, they have forgotten their restingplace. Jeremiah 50:6

In the last days, we can expect to see the faith of many people being influenced by Satan in a powerful way.

Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition. 2 Thessalonians 2:3

 It appears from Bible prophecy that an apostate church actually becomes Satan’s footstool. “I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan” Revelation 2:9. Satan is the master of lies. What better master plan than to deceive multitudes in the name of the Savior. He sets up a peace plan in the name of Jesus, but it is a peace plan that will ultimately bring God’s wrath. 

We live in the very day that this plan is unfolding, and so few seem aware of it. In the past, God’s servants warned about what was coming in the future, but like Noah, they were not heard. Now that the signs are increasingly more obvious, fewer and fewer believers seem to be responsive.

But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. Matthew 24:37

Instead of warning that disaster is coming,  many pastors have become false teachers and are actually helping expedite this great delusion. And while the economies of the world are collapsing, charlatans are doing all they can to hang on to their assets and build up their empires, often in the name of God. Instead of serving people and being involved in reaching the poor, widows, and the orphans, they are forever looking for further ways to grow their “kingdoms”:  more radio stations, bigger buildings, more property, and large screen monitors for broadcasting their own messages to satellite outreaches reaching millions across the globe with their agendas to reproduce themselves. 

Instead of churches, these TV entertainment centers have become like fast food franchises. Graphic designers design logos that stand for brand names like the “M” in Mc Donald’s.

The Bible, once taught faithfully, now becomes a manipulated spring board for postmodern “googly-gook” that destroys the truth. Large meetings are held in stadiums with bands that are popular with the world. More funds are spent on entertainment than on promoting Jesus Christ. 

The appeal to the senses is part of the appeal to attract the postmodern generation trained to have their ears tickled by worldly methods.

Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. 2 Timothy 3:7

 Organizers hope their followers will be attracted to this style of program, so they can be introduced to the “Lord” and a gospel that may not even be based on the Scriptures. When “converts” go forward, everyone in the audience claps. Some may truly become believers but countless of them do not. 

Christian believer, be exhorted to reach out to the lost with the true Gospel. The world is being deceived, and so is most of organized Christianity. Strong delusion has made its mark. An apostate church is emerging, while Bible believing, discerning Christians are being left on the side of the road, scorned and displaced with often no church to attend. This apostate church has left the light of the Word and is headed into the darkness.

But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them. 2 Timothy 3: 13-14

Because men love darkness more than the light, they refuse to take biblical correction. Rather they call those who challenge them divisive, liars, and troublemakers.  They say that white is black and black is white. 

While certain men have crept in just like in the days of Jude, and while this apostate church is rising to the “top,” let those who have ears to hear, hear what the Spirit says.  Let us proclaim the Good News about our glorious salvation; let us not put our hope in building a “Christian” nation and a Kingdom of God on Earth (there will be no Kingdom of God on Earth until He returns in judgement at His second coming); rather let us put our hope in the Gospel.

Satan has been the god of this world since the fall of man, and that has never changed.

In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. 2 Corinthians 4:4

According to the Scriptures we should prepare for a dark time ahead. Are we willing to tell others what true salvation is (centered around Jesus Christ and His sacrifice on the Cross), or are we planning to help build an interfaith, universalistic, mystical kingdom on earth?

Maybe it is time to count the cost. Are we willing to share the truth about Jesus Christ and shout it out loud? Let us exhort one another to become fishers of men as Jesus challenged us? Follow Him! Is it not a small price to pay in light of what He has done for us? Lord help us to be faithful servants. It is indeed a small price to pay for what you have done for us.


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

Royal Heir

 

Friday, March 25, 2011

Israelis Warned to Prepare For Earthquake

Israel National News announced on 1/20/11 that "Israelis Are Warned to Prepare For Earthquake." 

This is big. The Temple Institute has been preparing for several years and all is now ready to reinstate temple worship. All that is lacking is a temple. Meanwhile the Masonic leaders of the U.S., the U.K., and Israel are also lacking one thing only, in order to rebuild Solomon's Temple, which is their #1 goal, in order to establish their global religion, their global political leader (Antichrist), World War 3 and the Great Tribulation. 

This is just how near the Antichrist and the global new world order are to being in business. Only those Christians who are steeped in prophecy of the return of Jesus Christ have paid much attention to the rebuilding of the Temple, realizing that the Temple destroyed in 70 A.D. was God's institution of the New Covenant, the new and better High Priest (Jesus Christ) and the beginning of Christianity.

The Masons have longed for the rebuilding of Solomon's Temple for their coming Masonic Messiah (Antichrist). They are as eager as is the Israeli Temple Institute to see this happen; the rabbis expect the return of their Messiah (they will accept the Antichrist, also). The primarily secular Jewish people, however, have little interest in things religious, which has made such a task difficult for the orthodox Jewish rabbis. Adding to the difficulty is the knowledge that such a move as rebuilding the Temple would immediately start a new war with the Muslims, whose Dome of The Rock sits near the site of the old Temple.  

The "Temple Mount Faithful," another group which desires to see the Third Temple built, places great importance, and say that according to the prophets of Israel, three events must take place before the coming of Messiah:
    1) First, is the regathering of the twelve tribes of Israel from the four corners of the world to the Promised Land.
    2) The second event is the rebirth of Israel as a nation and again as the kingdom of G-d in the Land of Israel.
    3) The third event is the rebuilding of the Temple on the Temple Mount in the same location as the first and second Temples. 


The first two of these have occurred; they await the third. With equal fervor coming from the Masonic leaders of Israel, the U.S. and the U.K. it appears that events are quickly moving toward just such a fulfillment of the goals of all groups.  

A huge earthquake that would destroy the Dome of the Rock would pave the way.  

This scenario would then seem to fulfill the demonic vision given to Masonic leader, Albert Pike, and published in January 22, 1870. That vision foresaw the need for three (3) world wars to produce Antichrist. The Third World War is planned to erupt between Israel and her Arab neighbors, and out of the smoke, death and destruction, the Masonic Christ will arise. Therefore, it is possible that the trigger for this final world conflagration could be an Israeli government decision to start the demolition of the Dome of the Rock.  

How can the Illuminati remove the Dome of the Rock without triggering an all-out war? The Illuminati might have the answer. New World Order writer, Peter Lemesurier, writing in the book, "The Armageddon Script," spells out the Illuminati Plan for this to come to fruition. Pages 233-4:

"If ... events conspire to permit the Israeli authorities to start work on rebuilding the ancient Temple, that will ... be all to the good. But the prophecies do not suggest that this is a prerequisite for the new messianic initiative and so the expected earthquake can cheerfully be left to clear the site for rebuilding operations in its own way and at its own time."  


So, do the Israelis just wait, perhaps hundreds of years, for a huge earthquake? No. Israel possesses scalar electromagnetic wave technology which can create earthquakes in any place, and at any time, of any size needed, on the order of the U.S.' HAARP.  

Remember the revelation provided by American Secretary of Defense, William Cohen, in April 1997: "Others (foreign scientists) are engaging even in an eco-type of terrorism whereby they can alter the climate, set off earthquakes, volcanoes remotely through the use of electromagnetic waves."  

The Illuminati seems to be planning to create an earthquake at exactly the proper time in their plan to rebuild Solomon's Temple, and at just the right strength to devastate the Dome of the Rock, using their scalar electromagnetic capability. This would allow them to deliver a  quake at just the exact time they need in order to then have their "Messiah" ready to appear right on their schedule, just as "The Armageddon Script" reveals:  

"What is vital, however, is that the New David [Messiah] should then be prepared to act ... at all events he must appear with his followers on the mountain almost in the same moment as the great earthquake strikes ... "  

The Antichrist, working with the globalists, appear with his great lying signs and wonders amid the destruction caused by the great quake. Confused Arabs in the city and throughout the region might be stunned into temporary inaction, especially since the sudden appearance of the New David will be accompanied by great occult power and pomp. 


"The Armageddon Script" continues on pages 233-235:  

"If the Messiah is to appear, then he must be produced. And producing the Messiah ... is just as much a function of humanity as of Divinity ... There are doubtless many Jews ... who will be willing to regard him as their long-awaited Messiah. Some Muslims may take a similar view ... it may be possible for the New David to ride into Jerusalem in all his resplendent majesty. Note the word 'ride' ... on a donkey as predicted in Zechariah 9:9 ... it would seem advisable for the new Messiah to repeat it, donkey and all ... The processional route will, of course, lie directly across the Kidron ravine, as close as possible to the Temple Mount ... he must be duly enthroned and anointed with oil (in token of Psalm 45:6-7) amid the rubble of the dome of the Rock ..."  

Israel has not had a major earthquake in 85 years. In addition, the structure on which the Dome sits was weakened when PLO leader Arafat dug away at the foundation in 1999 when he insisted on digging many tons of dirt from under the original Temple site. He may just have prepared the Done/Temple area for its own destruction.

If Israel is warning its people to prepare for an earthquake the time is indeed short.

Royal Heir

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Ignore At Your Own Risk

This is what had been planned for Japan and was completed on 3/11/11 with the earthquake.  HAARP Techtonic Warfare. See it HERE

Japan was struck nearly simultaneously with four of the Illuminati Card Game (created in 1990) disasters:






About the Illuminati Card Game. Go HERE.


This is what is planned for US and is now in the final stages of completion. See it HERE.


Much more HERE.


Royal Heir

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Mennonite Watchman Warns of Infiltration By Global Spirituality

Another blogger warns of the infiltration of the Mennonite Brethren (MB) Churches by the GCM (Global Church Movement).  it's the same story in every denomination. It's becoming extremely difficult to find a church which is not involved. In the case below, the entry point is contemplative prayer. There are a number of possible 'entry points.' The blogger writes:

Until now, I have purposely tried to avoid giving any type of commentary on the blog postings on this site. Rather, I have tried to let the facts speak for themselves. But it appears to me that the MB denomination is at a critical time in history, and I am compelled to speak about it.

I have been following a blog called Menno-lite for quite some time now, and especially in the last two weeks as "the olives" have been exposing the contemplative spirituality found in the October 2010 MB Herald. This is a blog that has much the same emphasis as my own. I have grown to appreciate the candid writings of the author(s) of this blog. Postings are written in a manner which is warning and yet not offensive. This person obviously has a deep concern for their Mennonite Brethren brothers and sisters, even as I do.

This latest edition of the MB Herald contains six references to contemplative spirituality (the sixth is documented by myself as a comment on the Menno-lite article, "Unanswered Questions"). This is alarming! It is obvious that the Mennonite Brethren are moving full steam ahead down the contemplative, mystical pathway. Many people, including myself, have been in contact with various people in positions of influence in the denomination. For the most part I have received saccharine replies and poorly researched responses dismissing my concerns. 


Sadly, I finally had to follow the Lord's leading and my conscience, first of all, by withdrawing my membership from our local MB church and then leaving the church altogether when I was told, in a dismissive attitude, that the leadership didn't agree with my position. That had been obvious to me for quite some time, as it was evident in the MB Herald, on the USMB website, at the Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary, and many other arms of the denomination. The majority of people are too afraid or too busy to take the time out of their days to understand what is going on and those in leadership are more concerned with their positions and their reputations in the world than they are with what God's says about how we are to practice our faith in this area; but this is just too important an issue to ignore, and to do so is at your spiritual peril.

You see, folks, the time has come to make a decision. The Mennonite Brethren denomination has demonstrated for an extended period of time that they are moving ahead with this type of spirituality. Unless those in leadership repent of their false teaching, God is going to judge them. Many, many MBs need to phone, write, or do something to speak out about what is going on here. This denomination is sinking to the depths of spiritual apostasy rapidly. In my opinion, the only choice now, is to speak out against this and get out of the boat. It will take some serious change of hearts and minds to turn this situation around. If it doesn't happen at this point in history, it will be too late, and you will be part of a denomination that no longer relies fully on the Word of God for its teachings.

Is it too late? I know that nothing is impossible with God, and I pray that those who are promoting contemplative spirituality will finally get what we have been saying; however, once involved in these practices for an extended length of time, they honestly believe that they can hear, feel, see and experience God through contemplative prayer. This is not how God has chosen to communicate with believers. It is, however, how the corrupt Roman Catholic church, apostate church fathers and desert fathers chose to communicate with God or have God communicate with them. The practice simply is not biblical, although many Christians will take Scripture out of context to defend it. If anything, it is a pagan concept designed to unite all of mankind in a spiritual exercise. Those who are already involved in this type spirituality have fallen for Satan's lies and will not hear (listen, but not hear) what is being said to them.

Listen, you don't have to take my word for any of this. But please take the time to study the movement further, to see what all the fuss is about. Honest, faithful believers do not sound the alarm for no reason. All of the people I know who have left their churches over these changes are faithful, God-fearing people with a deep love for God's Word. Don't you think they have good reasons for doing what they are doing, for saying what they are saying? Examine God's Word and see if you can find anything in it that would indicate that these practices come out of it? (And please do so without reading something into Scripture that is not there). Take the time to find out where these practices originate and where they lead those deeply involved. The fruit is not always obvious at first. It is important to examine those who have been involved for a lengthy period of time, who have come to full fruition. This website and others I have linked to have lots of information available to help you understand the movement.

The Father is preparing to send His Son, Jesus Christ, to come and call His children home any day now. If you will honestly look at the times we live in, you know without a doubt that this is so. So very many once faithful churches have left their first love in favor of a church that is run like a business with a human CEO at the helm. There are hardly any churches left that stick faithfully to God's Word to order their lives and their doctrine. The faithful remnant is getting smaller every day. Where will you stand spiritually when the day comes and you hear Jesus' voice like a loud trumpet calling us home? Will you be found faithful? Will you even hear the trumpet? I pray that it will be so!

Please take the time to read what has been written in October on Menno-lite. Click HERE to get there. I also urge you to read Roger Oakland's latest commentary entitled, "Is Your Denomination a Sinking Titanic?" Click HERE to go the the commentary.

"There is a denomination at stake here. There are people's spiritual lives and the truth at stake. Don't brush off the warnings. And don't wait another day, or you too may be found sinking with the ship. Oh, my Mennonite Brethren brothers and sisters, let it not be so!!
This article may be found here.    

                                       
Please do the research - eternity is at stake.

One of the best and most comprehensive articles I have read on the global church movement is here by Dr. Robert Klenck.

Also one of the best is here by the always excellent Berit Kjos.

 
Royal Heir
 

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

JOY In The Midst of Evil

I won't keep you in suspense. The secret to JOY in the middle of evil and chaos such as the world is experiencing now, can be found in one word: PRAISE.

This is not a philosophical idea - this is an actual fact. It is scriptural, and it is more real than most things you see and touch. 

This is something you can put into practice every single day of your life, particularly when you experience something normally perceived as 'bad.' For instance, today I had to have about 12 vials of blood drawn - even one vial is a traumatic experience for me. I just have a phobia about it. So, today when I saw those twelve vials, and the gal wrapped the band around my arm, I closed my eyes and began to praise the Lord (silently!) for individual blessings for which I am thankful. It immediately calmed me down and changed my entire focus. Paul, the apostle, well understood this:

"But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God."  Acts 20:24.

There is absolutely nothing than can happen to you that can eliminate the joy that can be yours from immediate praise. It may sound crazy, but if you are in a fender-bender, what is there to be thankful for? That no one was hurt ... that you have insurance ... that it wasn't your fault ... that in some way it could have been worse! There is always something that deserves thanks to the Lord in every single situation.

It's no use arguing with me! Because personally and experientially I know this to be true over many years.  And then there is the ultimate truth of this matter: "Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God." Hebrews 12:2. End of conversation! None of us can top that.

Write yourself a little reminder to do this. Start with once a day, and continue until PRAISE is an automatic response to every event in your life - whether it be large or small.    

You will be filled with joy all the time. I guarantee it. (More impressively, the Bible guarantees it.) It will revolutionize your life.

This is the secret to being joyful in all things ... and to the abundant life of the Christian. It's yours for the taking.

Royal Heir