Adding or Subtracting to God’s Word

April 8, 2018

A fair amount of people today are adding or subtracting from God word, and this is a sin:

Deuteronomy 4:2 You shall not add to the word which I command you, neither shall you take away from it, so that you may keep the commands of the LORD your God which I command you.

Some may cry out that they are not doing so, as these things were lost and are actually part of God’s word, or that man has corrupted Bibles and has added things which are not part of God’s word.

I see folks on both sides of the fence. Some using books deemed “Lost Books of the Bible” and others say certain books in the Bible are corrupt and are not scripture at all. Both groups fall into 2 different named sins: Gnosticism and the doctrine of the Nicolaitins.

Gnosticism states one must have special knowledge to understand scripture. There are different forms of this today. But here, I am going to discuss the idea that some declare they have or they know of others who claim certain texts are scripture. And this goes hand in hand with the Doctrine of the Nicolaitins.

Rev 2:15 So you also have those who hold the teaching of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate.

“Nicolaitanes” means “Victorious over the people; a follower of Nicolaus, a heretic”. It comes from the familiar word “nike”, which is popular in our day. The meaning can be better seen in the phrase: “to conquer the laity” (from “nikos – to conquer”; and “laos” – where our word “laity” comes from). Laity means “the people, or the public”.

For those not educated in “religion”, many churches are separated into 2 groups of people: ministers (or priests) and laity (regular people). And this system is not Biblical and is wrong.

When someone claims they have the special knowledge of having more of God’s word known to them from other texts, or have the knowledge that some of the Bible is not scripture, this gives them power over the people of God. This is a sin. Because every believer is a priest unto God.

The other sin, which may be worse, but this is silly because all sins separate us from God, is that we are trusting man or self, over God, Himself. Because God has promised that He will keep His word!

Numbers 23:19:
“God is not a man, that He should lie, neither the Son of man, that He should feel repentance or compunction (for what He has promised). Has He said, and shall He not do it? Or has He spoken and shall He not make it good?”

Psalms 119:89-91:
“Forever, O Lord, Your Word is settled in heaven. Your faithfulness continues throughout all generations; You established the earth, and it stands. They stand this day according to Your ordinances, for all things are Your servants.”

Most of us know how the name of Jesus is supposed to be very high, even nonchristians will curse in the name of Jesus in anger. Maybe you are familiar with:

Philippians 2:10:
“That at the name of Jesus every knee shall bow…”

Well did you know that God has put His Word above His Name?

Psalms 138:2:
“…for thou has magnified thy word above all thy name.”

By thinking God has not kept His word, you disbelieve in Him, and take away His authority and power, and then heap that authority and power onto the men who claim to know what is God’s word which is not in the Bible.

This is sin. Don’t get me wrong, this is not a sin of condemnation, we all sin, but I hope this will awaken you to the truth so those stuck in this sin can repent.

This is an issue of faith. Do you have faith that God can keep His word or not? Of coarse there are corruptions of the Bible out there. We know there are perverse Bibles out there that call God a she, and reword the scriptures, but I am not talking about that. Regular Bibles have God’s word, and while there may be translation differences, these differences are only 2% and do not change doctrine.

Here are some links to pages of mine which discuss similar topics:

Interpreting Scripture: How to understand the Bible:

http://www.gospel-kingdom.com/pb/wp_08c542c2/wp_08c542c2.html

The Protected & Inspired Word of God: Which Translations are Best?:

http://gospel-kingdom.com/pb/wp_d0c24569/wp_d0c24569.html

What is the highest standard to find God with? How can you be sure what method is correct in finding God?:

http://gospel-kingdom.com/pb/wp_3ff414f5/wp_3ff414f5.html

The Word of God:

http://www.gospel-kingdom.com/pb/wp_f796ad37/wp_f796ad37.html

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The Coming Judgment on America

April 5, 2018

The Holy Spirit had me listen to Ezekiel today. And the 2nd half of chapter 14 jumped out at me concerning the coming judgment on America:

Ezek 14:12 ¶ The Word of the LORD came again to me, saying,
13 Son of man, when a land sins against Me by traitorous betraying, then I will stretch out My hand on it, and will break the staff of its bread, and will send famine on it, and will cut off man and beast from it.
14 And though these three men, Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, they should deliver only their own souls by their righteousness, says the Lord Jehovah.
15 If I cause destroying beasts to come through the land, and they spoil it so that it is deserted, so that no one may pass through because of the beasts,
16 though these three men were in its midst, as I live, says the Lord Jehovah, they shall deliver neither sons nor daughters. They only shall be delivered, but the land shall be deserted.
17 Or if I bring a sword on that land, and say, Sword, go through the land; so that I cut off man and beast from it;
18 though these three men were in it, as I live, says the Lord Jehovah, they shall deliver neither sons nor daughters, but they only shall be delivered themselves.
19 Or if I send a plague into that land, and pour out My fury on it in blood, to cut off man and beast from it;
20 though Noah, Daniel, and Job were in it, as I live, says the Lord Jehovah, they shall deliver neither son nor daughter. They shall only deliver their own souls by their righteousness.
21 For so says the Lord Jehovah: How much more when I send My four evil judgments on Jerusalem, the sword, and the famine, and the destroying beast, and the plague, to cut off man and beast from it.
22 Yet, behold, there shall be left a remnant in it that shall be brought out, sons and daughters. Behold, they shall come out to you, and you shall see their way and their doings. And you shall be comforted concerning the evil that I brought on Jerusalem, for all that I have brought on it.
23 And they shall comfort you when you see their way and their doings. And you shall know that I have not done without cause all that I have done in it, says the Lord Jehovah.


Tribulation, Anti-Christ, Covenant, & One World Religion

March 29, 2018

Some may think that as soon as the rapture occurs the anti-christ will appear on the scene. And while he may rise up quickly and even push forward on that day, it most likely won’t be on that day he confirms the covenant, that is that “peace deal” many are looking for.

Here is that scripture:

Daniel 9:26 …And the people of the ruler who shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary. And the end of it shall be with the flood, and ruins are determined, until the end shall be war.
27 And he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week. And in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the offering to cease, and on a corner of the altar desolating abominations, even until the end. And that which was decreed shall be poured on the desolator.

Before there is a covenant, one which he won’t necessarily create, but confirm, there must be a need for it. And that need and covenant most likely is not one with Israel and the Palestinians. For that won’t be a covenent with many which the scripture says will happen.

This covenant with many will be with many nations. We know war is prophesied about Israel in the last days, and we know the Tribulation begins with war. And more than likely the Ezek 38-39 war is involved.

What is probably going to happen is the rapture will weaken the US, and embolden Putin, and other enemies of Israel to attack Israel. And when God intervenes on behalf of Israel, a treaty will be asked. The nations will sue for peace and in Israel’s strength and in the defeat of Islam, they will grant Israel to build the 3rd temple.

It is thus after these wars that anti-christ will arise. America will have fallen, Russia will have taken a great blow, and Europe will rise up, with a new leader.

These wars, probably nuclear, will take many lives as the 1st two seals state. A peace treaty will be demanded.

And with the spiritual vacuum of the missing Christians, and the defeat of Islam (Iran and Turkey, with some others), Rome will rise up with a new religion. Rome, in Europe, will gladly fill this role, as super powers fall (US and Russia), and the anti-chist will use Rome, to increase his own role in these early days.

We see many rumors now even in Catholicism of several other Bishops and Catholic leaders criticizing the Pope.

Vatican Cracks Down on Critics of Pope Francis

http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2018/03/23/vatican-cracks-critics-pope-francis/

Ex-bishops’ doctrine chief says darkness coming to light under Francis

https://cruxnow.com/vatican/2017/11/01/ex-bishops-doctrine-chief-says-darkness-coming-light-francis/

Papal confidant claims Pope Francis has abolished hell, purgatory, heaven

https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/worlds-end-update.-the-last-things-according-to-francis

And remember this:

Somewhere in Pope Francis’s office is a document that could alter the course of Christian history. It declares an end to hostilities between Catholics and Evangelicals and says the two traditions are now “united in mission because we are declaring the same Gospel”. :

http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/issues/july-24th-2015/the-popes-great-evangelical-gamble/

“Christians and Muslims are brothers and sisters. Those who claim to believe in God must also be men and women of peace,” Reuters reports the pontiff as saying. source:

https://www.charismanews.com/opinion/57367-the-one-world-religion-cometh-pope-francis-warmly-welcomes-top-islamic-cleric-to-the-vatican

Pope Francis Says ‘Personal Relationship With Jesus’ Is ‘Harmful And Dangerous’ as seen in this video:

 

It won’t take much for Rome to make the full switch.

 

 


Rapture, Tribulation, War

March 28, 2018

We see many sign of coming war. Trump firing cabinet members and hiring strong personalities who are in favor of a strong military type response. Russia and others saying war may be imminent.

War Preparations: Leaked Images Allegedly Show US Military Tanks Arriving In Jordan:

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-03-26/war-preparations-leaked-images-allegedly-show-us-military-tanks-arriving-jordan

Moscow: “US attack on Damascus is imminent”:

https://www.debka.com/moscow-us-attack-on-damascus-is-imminent/

Even Amir from Behold Israel said a week or 2 ago a military strike with the US and Israel against Iran or another Middle East target is likely to occur soon. And Russia stating that anything done in Syria by Israel or the US will result in a military response. Even some threats of nuclear war.

Putin: “No one has listened to us,” he said. “You listen to us now.” “We will interpret any use of nuclear weapons against Russia and its allies no matter how powerful they are, of low, medium or any other yield, as a nuclear attack,” he said. “It will trigger an immediate answer with all the consequences stemming from it. No one should have any doubts about it.”

So what happens if Israel and the US attack Iran? Iran is now becoming an ally of Russia.

From the Megyn Kelly Interview:

“But again, you say that you are going to use these weapons, these nuclear-powered weapons, if Russia or its allies come under attack. Any attack or a nuclear one?” Kelly asked.

“We have two reasons that would force us to respond using our nuclear weapons,” Putin replied. “The first is a nuclear attack against us. Or an attack against the Russian Federation using conventional weapons. But in this case, if it’s a threat to the very existence of the Russian state.”

The Russian Military Warns: a Major War in Syria Is Imminent

https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2018/03/21/russian-military-warns-major-war-in-syria-imminent.html

Erdogan’s Vision: Uniting an ‘Army of Islam’ to Destroy Israel in 10 Days

https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/israel/2018/march/erdogans-vision-army-of-islam-to-destroy-israel

Top Russian and US generals speak amid threats over Syria

https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/13/politics/russian-us-generals-speak-dunford-syria/index.html

So if war is brewing, what does scripture speak of this?

Matthew 24
6 And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled, for all these things must occur; but the end is not yet.

The rumors of wars are before the end, but not yet, and thus we have lots of rumors of wars. Again, last week Amir said many in the Middle East are talking of a war between the US and Russia.

The rumors are here, so what of the wars themselves?

Revelation 6
1 And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures like a sound of thunder, saying, Come and see.
2 And I saw. And behold a white horse! And he sitting on it had a bow. And a crown was given to him, and he went forth conquering and to conquer.
3 And when He had opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, Come and see.
4 And another, a red horse, went out. And power was given to him sitting on it, to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another. And there was given to him a great sword.

The 1st 2 seals are seals of war, thus the Tribulation will start with war. It is now believed by some Putin is or soon will have the spirit of Magog. A demon of war from the area of the North or Russia. I believe authority has been given to Putin to make war. I also believe Trump has risen to make war as well.

A couple of months ago the threat of North Korea was strong, and is fading, but that threat could become real.

Very soon, in May Israel will have it’s 70th birthday, many believe points to the rapture. Many are also seeing the alignment of the alliance against Israel in the Ezek 38 war: Russia, Iran, and Turkey: all coming to fruition.

Big stuff is coming down. But I say, those in Christ should not fear these wars. These wars will be the 1st 2 seals of the Tribulation. Therefore since the rumors are here, the rapture is probably imminent. Will it be a Passover/Easter rapture? Both occur this Sunday. Everything is building up, and war is almost on us. I believe the rapture is imminent!

I am not saying it is Sunday, but it might be. I cannot see with the Middle East, particularly Syria winding up, it can’t go much more when a spark will fall and all will be inflamed in war.

I don’t think we will see the destruction of Damascus in Syria, unless that is the moment of the rapture. But one may think there would be a brief pause between the rapture and the wars, and it may be the rapture which will embolden Putin and others.

I say look up, and be ready.


Vatican Cracks Down on Critics of Pope Francis

March 26, 2018

http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2018/03/23/vatican-cracks-critics-pope-francis/

The Vatican has taken new measures to punish critics of Pope Francis in a move that seems to belie the pope’s earlier calls for greater dialogue and debate within the Church.

On Thursday, the Rome-based Sovereign Order of Malta, which reports directly to the Holy See, suspended historian Henry Sire after he was revealed to be the author of the bestselling book The Dictator Pope: The Inside Story of the Francis Papacy, a critical examination of the pontificate of Pope Francis…


Ring of Fire and the Ezek War

March 22, 2018

I think it is possible that the Ring of Fire will go off during the Ezek war.

What is the Ring of Fire?

The Ring of Fire is a string of volcanoes and sites of seismic activity, or earthquakes, around the edges of the Pacific Ocean. – National Geographic

Let’s look at some key verses in Ezekiel…

Ezekiel 38:
19 For in My jealousy and in the fire of My wrath I have spoken, Surely in that day there shall be a great quaking in the land of Israel,
20 so that the fish of the sea, and the birds of the heavens, and the beasts of the field, and all creeping things that creep on the earth, and all the men on the face of the earth, shall quake at My presence. And the mountains shall be thrown down, and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground.

We see in verses 19-20 that this quake will shake the entire world. We also know that there will be earthquakes as a sign of the last days:

Mark 13:8 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there shall be earthquakes in different places, and there shall be famines and troubles. These things are the beginnings of sorrows.

Back to Ezekiel…

22 And I will judge him with a plague and with blood. And I will rain on him, and on his bands, and on the many peoples with him, an overflowing shower, and great hailstones, fire and brimstone.
23 So I will magnify Myself and sanctify Myself. And I will be known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I am the LORD.

The fire and brimstone may be the volcanoes of the Ring of Fire. And we see again, that many nations will see these effects.

Ezekiel 39:
6 And I will send a fire on Magog, and on the secure inhabitants of the coasts. And they shall know that I am the LORD.
7 And I will make My holy name known in the midst of My people Israel. And I will not let them profane My holy name any more. And the nations shall know that I am the LORD, the Holy One in Israel.

It is the coasts that triggered the idea of the Ring of Fire, as the coasts of the Pacific will be effected by such. This also may cause America to not participate in the war, and help Israel as it will suffer great destruction on it’s west coast and islands.

Volcanos, earthquakes: Is the ‘Ring of Fire’ alight?

https://phys.org/news/2018-01-volcanos-earthquakes.html

…rash of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions on ‘Ring of Fire’…

http://abcnews.go.com/US/scientists-rash-earthquakes-volcanic-eruptions-ring-fire-connected/story?id=52548632

EARTHQUAKES, VOLCANOES RATTLE RING OF FIRE REGION, INCLUDING ALASKA, CALIFORNIA

http://www.newsweek.com/earthquakes-volcanoes-ring-fire-california-alaska-792005

Recent quakes and volcanic rumbling in Pacific Ring of Fire

https://www.sbs.com.au/news/recent-quakes-and-volcanic-rumbling-in-pacific-ring-of-fire-coincidence-expert


The Latter Rain Part 2

March 19, 2018