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Time is Running Out./ Revelation 15./ Paul Begley

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Drastic Change in Moon’s Position?

They asked him, “Rabbi, if this is so, when will these events take place? And what sign will show that they are about to happen?” 8 He answered, “Watch out! Don’t be fooled! For many will come in my name, saying, `I am he!’ and, `The time has come!’ Don’t go after them. 9 And when you hear of wars and revolutions, don’t panic. For these things must happen first, but the end will not follow immediately.” 10 Then he told them, “Peoples will fight each other, nations will fight each other, 11 there will be great earthquakes, there will be epidemics and famines in various places, and there will be fearful sights and great signs from Heaven. 12 But before all this, they will arrest you and persecute you, handing you over to the synagogues and prisons; and you will be brought before kings and governors. This will all be on account of me, (Luke 21:2-7) Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

Concerning The Coming Of Our Lord Jesus Christ

The Eerie Silence of a Silent Church

A Wonderful Savior

 

Why is there almost no call for spiritual discernment within the Church? . . . Why are there so few warnings about a counterfeit “new gospel” movement that maligns the person of Jesus Christ and threatens the lives of His followers?- Warren B. Smith

by Warren B. Smith
(author of False Christ Coming: Does Anybody Care? )

Traditional Christian believers frequently mention the analogy of the frog that is so slowly and gradually boiled in a kettle of water that it dies before ever realizing what is going on. Yet many believers fail to realize that the very same thing is happening to them as they tell that story. How else do you explain the rapid rise of the “new gospel” movement with hardly a word of concern within the Church about what’s been happening? As “new gospel” advocates continue to publish bestselling books and flock to the…

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Hamas Says ‘Declaration Of War’ If Obama Visits Temple Mount

The Promotion Of Human Sacrifice And Cannibalism In Egypt

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Source: AINA(Assyrian International News Agency)

The promotion of ritual human sacrifice and cannibalism has been a topic of discussion on two Egyptian TV programs recently.

On Al-Tahrir, Egyptian TV advisor Ahmad Abdo Maher discusses the high-school curriculum issued by the highest religious authority in Egypt, Al-Azhar University, which encouraged students to cannibalize apostates and Muslims who abandon praying. The schoolbook stipulated that the act can be carried out so long as the human flesh is eaten uncooked in respect to the dead body and that the act “does not necessitate a governor’s consent or is punishable by law.” [1]

Here is the video:

The other popular television program, Al-Nas with Safwat Hegazy, a famous Egyptian cleric who launched Mohammed Mursi’s campaign in 2012, sanctioned Aztec-style, ritualistic human sacrifice of a Shia cleric named Yasar Habib. Hegazy justified his threat against Habib, who resides in Great Britain, by…

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NEW BLOOD Red TIDE in Florida record number of manatee deaths may be “worst die-off in history”.

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note-after every red  river or blood tide of this kind there has been a natural disaster Of increasing magnitude. The infamous Florida “red tide” occurs almost annually along portions of the state’s Gulf Coast, causing beach and shellfish closures and negatively impacting Florida’s tourism industry. Just one harmful algal bloom event can impose millions of dollars in losses upon local coastal communities. Image courtesy of P. Schmidt, Charlotte (FL) Sun

Florida red tide

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. –  A deadly algae bloom is causing a record number of manatee deaths in Florida, state biologists said.

A red tide bloom has been killing ten or more manatees a day and the deadly algae bloom shows no sign of letting up any time soon, the Tampa Bay Times reported on Friday.

‘This is probably going to be the worst die-off in history.’

– Martine DeWit, a veterinarian who oversees a marine mammal pathology laboratory

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Fairway sinkhole swallows golfer at Waterloo course

Versions of the Bible. Something Not Quite Right.

I took a look at the Messenger version of the Bible which is available at Bible Gateway.  I use Bible Gateway all the time, and flip from the NIV to the NKJV translations, and I do also use the KJV as well.  I really never found huge differences in the translations that were disturbing, although many have created a tremendous awareness campaign of the inaccuracies of different Bible translations.

The Messenger version of the Bible is written in colloquial English.  I personally did not like it at all. There was something disturbing about it.  Although Christ spoke to the masses in simple words, He also had great power and wealth in His sermons and lessons.  He also spoke in rich parables that were understood by all, by those who were able to glean only the superficial meaning as well as those who were able to dig in and analyze His metaphors.

Christ’s lessons were incredibly powerful, although they were simple and not superfluous and wordy.  There was never any needless verbage or tons of unnecessary prose in Christ’s words.  They were simply constructed phrases, his lessons were very brief,  yet they spoke for and answered all our questions about everything that we could possibly be seeking from Him today, 2000 years later, through His word.

I took a look at the Beatitudes in the Message version of the Bible.  They didn’t have a drop of the beauty and depth of the Beatitudes of the classical versions of the Bible.  As I was reading the Beatitudes of The Message, I was appalled at their baseness, they seemed to have a “vulgar” sound to them.  They were written to sound like a locker room pep talk from a coach.

“You’re blessed when you’re at the end of your rope. With less of you there is more of God and his rule.

“You’re blessed when you feel you’ve lost what is most dear to you. Only then can you be embraced by the One most dear to you.

“You’re blessed when you’re content with just who you are—no more, no less. That’s the moment you find yourselves proud owners of everything that can’t be bought.

“You’re blessed when you’ve worked up a good appetite for God. He’s food and drink in the best meal you’ll ever eat.

“You’re blessed when you care. At the moment of being ‘care-full,’ you find yourselves cared for.

“You’re blessed when you get your inside world—your mind and heart—put right. Then you can see God in the outside world.

“You’re blessed when you can show people how to cooperate instead of compete or fight. That’s when you discover who you really are, and your place in God’s family.

10 “You’re blessed when your commitment to God provokes persecution. The persecution drives you even deeper into God’s kingdom.

11-12 “Not only that—count yourselves blessed every time people put you down or throw you out or speak lies about you to discredit me. What it means is that the truth is too close for comfort and they are uncomfortable. You can be glad when that happens—give a cheer, even!—for though they don’t like it, I do! And all heaven applauds. And know that you are in good company. My prophets and witnesses have always gotten into this kind of trouble.   (Matthew 5) MSG

Take a look at the first beatitude : You’re blessed when you’re at the end of your rope. With less of you there is more of God and his rule.

At the end of your rope?  “With less of you there is more of God and his rule”.  What is that supposed to mean? Does it bear any resemblance to the first beatitude in KJV, NKJV or NIV?

Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn,
for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the meek,
for they will inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
for they will be filled.
Blessed are the merciful,
for they will be shown mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart,
for they will see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they will be called children of God.
10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

11 “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

 

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven.  Poor in spirit is not being at the end of your rope.  That is quite base.  And where is there any mention of the Kingdom of Heaven in the Message version of the Beatitude? Their inheritance of the Kingdom of Heaven is the whole point. How is the Message translation relevant at all to this beatitude?

I decided to take a look at how the Message has translated the Lord’s Prayer.  Take a look:

Our Father in heaven,
Reveal who you are.
Set the world right;
Do what’s best—
    as above, so below.
Keep us alive with three square meals.
Keep us forgiven with you and forgiving others.
Keep us safe from ourselves and the Devil.
You’re in charge!
You can do anything you want!
You’re ablaze in beauty!
    Yes. Yes. Yes.

“Reveal who you are”? Is that a colloquial translation for “hallowed be thy name”?  “Set the world right; Do what’s best”?  How does that pertain to “Thy Kingdom Come” and “Thy Will be done”?

Now what really got to me was “as above, so below”.  That is hardly appropriate for translating “on earth as it is in heaven”.  At a glance it may make sense to someone. However, I do beg to differ on the choice of expression.  The expression “as above, so below” is very commonly used in New Age texts.  It originates from the writings of Hermes Trismegistus.  It implies that as God is the divinity in the transcendent universe “above”, so man is the God in the world “below”.  It is the origin of this “all men are gods” idea that are rampant in the deceitful new age theories that abound today.

At this point I was shocked.  So I gave the Message the final “translation” test.  I went to the Book of Revelation. And this is where I became totally convinced that there is a pagan/new age aura surrounding the choice of words in the Message.

“Are your ears awake? Listen. Listen to the Wind Words, the Spirit blowing through the churches. I’m about to call each conqueror to dinner. I’m spreading a banquet of Tree-of-Life fruit, a supper plucked from God’s orchard.” (Revelation 2:7) MSG

Wind words? Really? Wind words alludes to words whispered in the wind, or carried by the wind – a clear reference to the pagan gods of wind as well as the new age elemental worship that includes the angel of air, and the angel of wind that are taught in the controversial Nag Hammadi Gospel of Peace.

I looked up the other versions of the verse.

Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to eat from the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.  NIV

He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give to eat from the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of God.”’ NKJV

I could go through a whole list of versions, but the premise remains that the angel which dictated the Word of God to John, testified by Yeshua, said that whoever has ears, they should hear what the Holy Spirit is saying – in regard to each particular church that is being addressed in Revelation.

The Holy Spirit was speaking.  Those are the words of the Holy Spirit.  That can hardly be connected to “wind words”.  Is the Holy Spirit “wind”? That is vulgar, and it is counterfeit.

I looked at the introduction/explanation regarding the origins of the Message.  It is said to have been written as a direct and simplified translation from the Greek Bible, from the κοινη.

Well, I speak Greek and looked up these Revelation passages in the original Greek ( in the 3 different versions).  All use the word πνευμα which means spirit.  The angel said that these words were spoken by the Spirit for those who have ears to hear what the Spirit has to say to each Church.

It is blasphemy, in my opinion, to call the words of the Holy Spirit “wind words”.

Maybe others may disagree with my view-point.  I feel that versions like the Message are counterfeit Christian works that have slithered into the Church to corrupt those who are not aware of its wiles and deceit.

I am sure that this is not the only work out there that twists the Word of God.

This is surely a sign of the wolf in sheep’s clothing.

 

New Pope Expected by Friday With Conclave Beginning Tuesday

Time is approaching….Petrus Romanus? Throne in Jerusalem?

Why Can’t They See It? Demonic Activity In Nazarene Schools and Churches

Reformed Nazarene

Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.  James 4:4

An Alarm That Needs to Be Sounded But Will Largely Be Ignored
(John Henderson)

http://youtu.be/Nk_I3fNCWxQ   ENC Harlem Shake
http://youtu.be/iExjofik6wg  Unmasked Version of Harlem Shake
http://youtu.be/9dxWxv376xM  “Original Version” at Mid America
http://youtu.be/Tm23MxS6xz8  Olivet Nazarene University
http://youtu.be/yNCP7YOM3Pk  Olivet Coaches
http://youtu.be/4kHaOnOSGNc  Point Loma Nazarene University
http://www.treveccalive.com/angelotate/harlem-holiness-shake/  Trevecca “Holiness” Shake
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=9gh-XlOMvm0#!  Northwest Nazarene
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FpUABrTCfY  Southern Nazarene

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dtn1Fp5e8A Africa Nazarene University

The above You Tubes clearly demonstrate there is something wrong in our Church of the Nazarene.  Except possibly for the second one (and there were others so vile I could not share them here), they are all at Nazarene Universities.  The one at Olivet is set up by who is apparently the…

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Jack the Giant Slayer – Tales of the Nephilim?

A Post of Warning : Evil in the media. Protect the Children from such “entertainment”. Is This a Hint Regarding the Return of the Nephelim, the descendants of the fallen angels?

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Jack the GIant SlayerCommentary & Analysis

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L. A. Marzulli

The ancient war between humans and a race of giants is reignited when Jack, a young farmhand fighting for a kingdom and the love of a princess, opens a gateway between the two worlds.

“Fee, Fi, Fo, Fum–ask not whence the thunder comes,”

“For between heaven and earth, it’s a perilous place,

home to a fearsome giant race,

who hunger to conquer the mortals below,

waiting for the seeds of revenge to grow.”

The Wifey and I went and saw Jack the Giant Slayer last night and this is the subject of todays BLOG.  While the movie has a PG 13 rating there is enough gore in it, as giants biting the heads off of humans, to warrant an R rating in my opinion.  I went because I had seen the trailer and was intrigued by it.  It’s also part of what I…

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reflections on revelations, part 3

offbeat on purpose

I’m still thinking about what it means that Satan was hurled to earth.

He may be bigger than me, but he is a lot smaller than God when I think that God holds the waters in the hollow of His hand, Isaiah 40:12.  That reminds me of the giants Joshua and Caleb faced, Numbers 13, and how they saw something of God’s greaterness the other Israelites missed.  We know this because Caleb and Joshua were the only two of the generation that left Egypt  who entered the Promised Land, Joshua.

Today, it seems there are giants that come against me.  But, like Caleb and Joshua, I believe my God is greater.  I wonder what He is doing and what happens next?

The photo is of a painting called St. George slays the dragon.  I do not see that the Bible says we humans slay dragons, but that we overcome by the…

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‘Obama is a Muslim, America is lucky to have him’

'I Am NOT Ashamed of the Gospel of Christ!'

Israel Today recently interviewed Palestinian doctor Jumana Odeh, who has won numerous awards internationally for her work with special needs children.

The full interview will appear in our upcoming April 2013 magazine (don’t miss it – SUBSCRIBE NOW) as an example of both the possibility for peaceful coexistence and the enormous hurdles that must still be overcome thanks to a generation of anti-Israel indoctrination among the Palestinians.

Below is a portion of the interview that demonstrates that indoctrination, and, even more interestingly, reveals that even among the most educated and traveled of Palestinian professionals, US President Barack Obama is viewed as a fellow Muslim.

Israel Today: Obama is known as the first US president to be close to the Muslim world. As such, is he a fair partner in the peace process?

Dr. Odeh: I hope so. In his first four years, Obama didn’t demonstrate that. I was happy that…

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Rescue Christians Exclusive: Original Photos / on-the-ground report about Mob Attacks in Pakistan

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By Shoebat Foundation

Note: All but one of the photos (the one at the very bottom) in this post were provided by our Rescue Christians contact in Pakistan.

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After Sawan Masih was arrested and charged with blasphemy in Pakistan, an angry Muslim mob – estimated to be about 3000 strong – descended on the Christian area of Joseph Colony (near LaHore) and burned down hundreds of buildings, the majority of which were Christian homes. According to reports, police stood down and allowed the rioting to take place as Masih was detained.

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In the wake of the riots, our people on the ground there have provided safe haven for at least 11 Christian families and made an attempt to do the same for Masih before he was arrested. However, the group that Masih entrusted his protection to actually turned him over to police.

Via Pakistan Today:

The area’s residents were also…

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THE SCARIEST NWO TV COMMERCIAL I’VE SEEN YET

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“Strange symbolism. “

Tip Of The Hat To JD

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Chemtrail Flu: Have You Got It Yet?

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By World Truth TV

You’re sick. Your nose is stuffy. Your body aches, You’re sweaty, coughing, sneezing and you don’t have enough energy to get out of bed.

It’s not the flu. It’s a conspiracy, according to Dr. Len Horowitz. His opinion is not based on conspiracy theory but on conspiracy fact.

Over the past 10 years, Horowitz has become America’s most controversial medical authority. A university-trained medical researcher, Horowitz, 48, charges that elements of the United States government are conspiring with major pharmaceutical companies to make large segments of the population sick.

The mainstream media is reporting that hospital emergency rooms are jammed with patients suffering from a bizarre upper respiratory infection that doesn’t quite seem like a virus. They are reporting that it’s a “mystery” flu and that the flu vaccines are ineffective against it.

“That’s all hogwash, bogus nonsense”, says Dr. Leonard Horowitz. “The fact of the matter is…

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The World Council of Churches

“…It distorts reality, demonizes Israel as a ruthless government oppressing the Palestinian people and refers to Palestinian terrorism as “legal resistance.” It wrongly blames Israel for the entire conflict….” Follow the link and read on about the WCC and the illusion that plays before our eyes.

By the Blood of the Lamb

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Mob in Pakistan torches Christian homes

'I Am NOT Ashamed of the Gospel of Christ!'

pakistan mob christian homes

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Hundreds of people in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore attacked a Christian neighborhood Saturday and set fire to homes after hearing accusations that a Christian man had committed blasphemy against Islam’s prophet, said a police officer.

Blasphemy is a serious crime in Pakistan that can carry the death penalty but sometimes outraged residents exact their own retribution for perceived insults of Islam’s Prophet Mohammed. Pakistan is overwhelmingly Sunni Muslim and people of other faiths, including the nation’s small Christian community, are often viewed with suspicion.

The incident started Friday when a young Muslim man accused a Christian man of committing blasphemy by making offensive comments about the prophet, according to Multan Khan, a senior police officer in Lahore.

A large crowd from a nearby mosque went to the Christian man’s home on Friday night, and Khan said police took him into custody to try to…

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The Word Made . . . for Television?

True Discernment

From Worldview Weekend:

Is there any greater book than the Bible? Is there any greater treasure than that Truth which has been handed to the Christian by God? Is there anything more relevant, more life-changing, more convicting, more comforting, than the very Word of God. No, beloved, there is not.

Yet, for reasons that far exceed the rationale of the regenerate, there are those who seek to twist and change this great Word so that it might be more relevant, more exciting, more enjoyed by those who stand as enemies of its Author. In this sad and unfortunate quest for more, the Truth becomes untruth and any benefit that may be derived from this Word is lost.

One may rightly inquire, what more could possibly be desired? Is it adventure the reader seeks? What greater adventure is there than the story of a nation wandering in the wilderness for 40…

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