Christian based commentaries and observations.

Quote of Note

Billy Graham's Prayer For Our Nation

: 'Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask your forgiveness and to seek your direction and guidance.
We know Your Word says, 'Woe to those who call evil good,' but that is exactly what we have done.

We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed our values. We have exploited the poor and called it the lottery.

We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare.

We have killed our unborn and called it choice.

We have shot abortionists and called it justifiable.

We have neglected to discipline our children and called it building self esteem.

We have abused power and called it politics.

We have coveted our neighbor's possessions and called it ambition.

We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it freedom of expression.

We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our forefathers and called it enlightenment.

Search us, Oh God, and know our hearts today; cleanse us from every sin and Set us free.
: Amen!'

Who is Jesus


Saturday, November 03, 2012

Pope and The New World Order

There are several views with which people interpret the book of Revelation.
Sort of like colored glasses through which one sees.
The least popular of these is the Idealism, where the prophecies are seen only in a personal spiritual context. It usually goes something like: Revelation is about the battle within us, overcoming and kicking out the evil in our own life, and setting up Christ on the throne of our heart. Idealist deny that any of Revelation will actually take place in the physical world with a real man known as the AntiChrist or a man who is The False Prophet.

More popular views are the Historist and Futurist eschatology. The historists try to tie prophecy's to actual past/present events and the futurist says, "they are yet to happen. Historists have often tried to paint the Pope as the Antichrist. They point to the ruthless way the Pope tried to exterminate the protestant reformation and the apostasy that lead to the reformation.

To answer the Historists attacks on the Pope, Jesuit Luis de Alcasar expounded upon the writings of Eusebius of Caesarea (c. AD 263 – 339) where he states what happened to Israel at the hand of the Romans was a fulfillment of the teachings of Jesus. By making all prophecy to be fulfilled upon Israel in the past it took the blame off the Pope.

Indeed some of Jesus' prophecies about Israel, such as the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple were no doubt fulfilled in 70 A.D. The Roman army, led by the future Emperor Titus, with Tiberius Julius Alexander as his second-in-command sacked Jerusalem, burned the Temple and overturned every stone to get the gold that had melted and run down in the cracks. However many other prophecies were left unfulfilled. The numbers of the armies, the bowls of wrath, The need to "cut the days short...or no-one would have survived", etc.

That brings us to the Futurist interpretations. The futurist believes that most of the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation are yet to occur at some time in the future. Premellenial dispensationalism is probably the most popular of futurist interpretations today. This is where I would pitch my tent. And that brings me to why I write this piece today.

I have never ever thought that the Pope was or would be The Antichrist. I however have often cast a side glance his way when considering the person of The False Prophet. Here is why.
1) When the Pope sits in his chair and speaks "ex cathedra" he is considered infallible.

means(from the chair), chair also meaning as a leader in a position of authority. The infallible part is that he claims to be speaking the very words of God. That is what a prophet does when he he speaks, "thus saith the Lord...."!
2) Revelation speaks of a Dragon and ,two great beasts one from out of the sea....and another from up out of the earth. The Dragon is Satan. The first beast is The Antichrist the second beast is The False Prophet. Notice that the second beast performs signs and wonders and causes worship. This is what a biblical prophet often did. Think of Elijah as he confronted the 500 prophets of Baal.

REV 13:1 And I saw a beast coming out of the sea. He had ten horns and seven heads, with ten crowns on his horns, and on each head a blasphemous name. 2 The beast I saw resembled a leopard, but had feet like those of a bear and a mouth like that of a lion. The dragon gave the beast his power and his throne and great authority. 3 One of the heads of the beast seemed to have had a fatal wound, but the fatal wound had been healed. The whole world was astonished and followed the beast. 4 Men worshiped the dragon because he had given authority to the beast, and they also worshiped the beast and asked, "Who is like the beast? Who can make war against him?"

REV 13:5 The beast was given a mouth to utter proud words and blasphemies and to exercise his authority for forty-two months. 6 He opened his mouth to blaspheme God, and to slander his name and his dwelling place and those who live in heaven. 7 He was given power to make war against the saints and to conquer them. And he was given authority over every tribe, people, language and nation. 8 All inhabitants of the earth will worship the beast--all whose names have not been written in the book of life belonging to the Lamb that was slain from the creation of the world.
REV 13:11 Then I saw another beast, coming out of the earth. He had two horns like a lamb, but he spoke like a dragon. 12 He exercised all the authority of the first beast on his behalf, and made the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose fatal wound had been healed. 13 And he performed great and miraculous signs, even causing fire to come down from heaven to earth in full view of men. 14 Because of the signs he was given power to do on behalf of the first beast, he deceived the inhabitants of the earth. He ordered them to set up an image in honor of the beast who was wounded by the sword and yet lived. 15 He was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that it could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed. 16 He also forced everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead, 17 so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of his name.

With these things in mind carefully consider the news link

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Three Communions

Our Church has a Communion service the first Sunday of every month. This is the revelation recieved from two of those services and one that I read in the paper.

The first one that caught my attention was a little snippet in the Newspaper. President Obama took his family on vacation to Hawaii. The article said, "Obama was the first worshipper to take communion, dipping the wafer in wine before placing it in his mouth".

Now all I could think of was Judas at "The Last Supper". Jesus dipping his symbolic "body" into the symbolic "blood", and serving it to his betrayer!

It cannot be missed how anti-Christian The President has been since that trip. He has announce that America is not a Christian nation, tried to force The Catholic Church (as well as others) into offering insurance with birth control included. (That would include abortion)! He has told Muslim audiances that he was "born a Muslim, raised a Muslim, and still is a Muslim"! He has gone on to announce that he will fight for Gay marriage. No doubt he will eventually try to force Christian Churches into performing these rituals.

Imagine what is actually taking place at one of these Homosexual Marriages. Two People are standing before God vowing to never, "till death do they part", repent of the sin that God has called detestable.

Could it be that Obama used that Communion in Hawaii to denounce Christainity and betray Christ as Judas? The purpose being the love of this present World? Remember him, at the Brandenburg Gate saying, " I'm proud to be an American, but more proud to be a citizen of the World"? We are humbly the citizenship of Heaven, not of the World!

This First Communion represents persons and Churches that have betrayed Christ and denounced the truth for the love of a lie and love of this world.

The second Communion happened to me about two months ago. The elements are passed out and we all take them together. So first the bread is ushered around and then the cup. I sit near the front, next to the aisle. When the usher recieved the plate and turned he kind of turned with his back to me. I got skipped for the bread. On the next round I got the cup. I did not think much of it at the time. A month later however, I had my head down when the cup was passed and only got the bread. I instantly knew that an important message had been give to me but, I did not know what.

After the service I sat in the car and just prayed, "what is this about"?

Here it is: The Communion without the bread are those people and Churches that have received Christ and his sacrifice, but not become part of the body. They are holiday or Sunday Christians, but rarely fellowship or get involved with the business of family of God. They are alive inside , but dead outside.

The Communion without the blood are those people or churches that are active works and do gooders, who have not actually recieved the Blood of Christ sacrifice, through faith, against thier sins. They are salvation by works people. and are dead inside.

You all know people and churches that fit into the three communion catagories. God knows them too!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Back at the desk

I've got much more to write. I'll be about it soon.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Prodigal American Son

I saw one of the many "God Bless America" bumper stickers the other day and it got me thinking again about how Americans want God's blessings, but don't want anything to do with God. Isn't that the story of the prodigal son?
"Give me the inheritance, and I'll be on my way"! The father reluctantly agrees and bids him farewell. The son like blessed America parties down on riotous living, until the money bag is empty.
Isn't that about where we are now. Taking jobs for $8-$10 per hour from Walmart and McDonalds, waiting for Uncle Sam to give us some more pig slop? Well, we're not there yet, but we're falling fast. So many would rather sell their soul to the global socialists movement than return to the father and work with full blessing.
When will America seek the Father again? When there is nothing but tattered rags for clothes, barefoot, and eating pig slop!