October 2017           "A Journal of Biblical Understanding"           Volume 14           

(Daniel 4:25)
" ... and seven times shall pass over thee, till thou know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will."


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I've Got Bad News ...
"For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened."  (Mat. 24:21)

At this point in time, God is fed up with the lip-service of  people who claim to be followers of Christ (Christians) but who WILL NOT keep his laws and statutes.  

The pastors in pulpits around this world preach that the Old Testament is "done away" and that all one needs to do now is "Just believe!" They say salvation is free and that nothing is required from people except that they believe there is a God and "repent", but they don't even tell anyone what a person must repent of!

All throughout the Bible God  presents laws, statutes, commandments, and judgements that people MUST KEEP before He will hear them!! 

I must tell everyone reading this article that SALVATION IS NOT UNCONDITIONAL!!!!! 

Salvation IS a free gift. However, in order for God to give that free gift, conditions must be met.

The Apostle Peter was questioned by a group of people after Peter had given a sermon to them. They asked:

Mat. 24:37 "Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?
38  Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost."

However, as I said above, pastors and preachers don't even know from what a person must repent!! Or at least they are not telling the people if they do!

People must repent of SIN, but those same preachers and pastors don't even know what sin IS, even though God presents them with a Biblical definition!!!

1 John 3:4 "Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law."

YES! Sin is the breaking (transgressing) of God's Holy Law!!!! The same law that most preachers and pastors claim has been done away, and yet God in His mercy has placed scriptures in His Holy Bible that tell them quite the opposite!!!

Mat. 5:17 "Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil."

Yes, Jesus came to fulfill the role He was to play in this salvational plan for mankind! He didn't come to destroy the law! The next verse tells us very plainly about this!

Mat. 5:18 "For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till ALL be fulfilled."

"ALL" hasn't been fulfilled yet! There are many more things that must happen before God's plan will come to fruition! 

Mankind must be taught that "the way of Cain" (man's way) does not lead to salvation! It leads to permanent death! Mankind MUST finally come to know that God's Way is THE ONLY WAY to salvation!!

Man cannot make up his own rules and worship God in just any way man chooses for God CONDEMNS that as an abomination!!

Deut. 12:28-32 "Observe and hear all these words which I command thee, that it may go well with thee, and with thy children after thee for ever, when thou doest that which is good and right in the sight of the LORD thy God.
When the LORD thy God shall cut off the nations from before thee, whither thou goest to possess them, and thou succeedest them, and dwellest in their land;
Take heed to thyself that thou be not snared by following them, after that they be destroyed from before thee; and that thou enquire not after their gods, saying, How did these nations serve their gods? even so will I do likewise.
Thou shalt not do so unto the LORD thy God: for every abomination to the LORD, which he hateth, have they done unto their gods; for even their sons and their daughters they have burnt in the fire to their gods.
What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it."

Yes, God hates the things and ways used to worship pagan Gods but Christians around the world still use them to try to worship God! Almost all the HOLIDAYS they observe are pagan in origin! All anyone needs to do is read the newspapers during the major holiday of the year and find out about all the paganism that is built into that holiday. Yes I'm talking about Christmas!!

Christians worldwide moan about "getting Christ back in Christmas" but they don't realize He was NEVER in it to begin with!!!

For those of you who take exception to those statements, please read our articles in the archives relative to Christmas, as well as the other holidays.

If you will keep an open mind, you might learn something! You might even reach the point where you will begin to return to God. At that point He will return to you.

Mal. 3:7 "Even from the days of your fathers ye are gone away from mine ordinances, and have not kept them. Return unto me, and I will return unto you, saith the LORD of hosts.......

How do we "return" to God? By keeping His ordinances and by doing what He commands in the following verses.

(the rest of verse 7 ... But ye said, Wherein shall we return?
8-11  Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings.
Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation.
Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.
And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the LORD of hosts."

Some, perhaps many, will claim "But I've given offerings and paid my tithes!" When asked how much a 'tithe' is they don't even know.

For everyone's information, a tithe is one-tenth!! Scripture shows that is supposed to be one-tenth of YOUR INCREASE! That is before you pay bills, buy food, or anything else!!! That is God's Tithe, his share of providing the other ninety percent for your use.

I also must say this. Tithing to those who DO NOT preach God's Truth, but preach a "gospel" of  "do nothing" salvation, a 'gospel' of "Just believe" is a WASTE of your money! God hasn't accepted it just like He won't accept your worship using pagan symbols and observances!!!

That is the reason America is in trouble, as well as the rest of the world! God HATES SIN because He knows it destroys people He would like to have in His Holy Family.

The results of sin have produced the following things!

The purchasing power of people has dropped very significantly in the past few years!

Deut. 28 16 "Cursed shalt thou be in the city, and cursed shalt thou be in the field."

The health of people has become mostly bad even though people are living longer. (according to polls. And who believes those any more?) However, the longer life seems to be less quality than it was many years ago!

We are seeing the return of diseases that science thought had been eradicated like measles, diptheria, cholera, etc. We are also seeing the rise of diseases that have NO cure, like aids, some staph infection. pneumonia, and others.

Deut. 28:22  "The LORD shall smite thee with a consumption, and with a fever, and with an inflammation, and with an extreme burning, and with the sword, and with blasting, and with mildew; and they shall pursue thee until thou perish."

Deut. 28:21  "The LORD shall make the pestilence cleave unto thee, until he have consumed thee from off the land, whither thou goest to possess it."

We are seeing earthquakes in areas where they weren't seen before, some not even along known quake fault-lines, such as in England.

Mat. 24:7 "... and earthquakes, in divers places."

Weather has turned absolutely horrible! There are floods in some areas, and drought in other areas. The floods and droughts are happening in places one wouldn't normally see them, like Texas for instance.

Deut .28:24  "The LORD shall make the rain of thy land powder and dust: from heaven shall it come down upon thee, until thou be destroyed."

We have massive forest fires which kill many people and consume billions of dollars worth of trees as well as many, many homes.

Deut. 18:22 "The LORD shall smite thee ... with an extreme burning, ... until thou perish."

We are seeing financial troubles that have never been seen before with countries like China getting ready to get rid of their dollar holdings. That alone would be critical for the United States even if no other country was getting ready to dump theirs also, but they ARE!!

Deut. 28:33  "The fruit of thy land, and all thy labours, shall a nation which thou knowest not eat up; and thou shalt be only oppressed and crushed alway:
34  So that thou shalt be mad for the sight of thine eyes which thou shalt see."

We are seeing the rise of the Islamic religion even as Christians begin to become more militant, ostensibly to counter the militant Islamics. 

Deut. 28:36  "The LORD shall bring thee, and thy king which thou shalt set over thee, unto a nation which neither thou nor thy fathers have known; and there shalt thou serve other gods, wood and stone."

Deut. 28:43 "The stranger that is within thee shall get up above thee very high; and thou shalt come down very low.
44  He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt not lend to him: he shall be the head, and thou shalt be the tail."

We are seeing the rise of sex, money and power within the elite classes of people here in the U.S. And even as this rises, we see tremendous perversions is sex such as rape, pedofilia, homosexuality, and transvestism. We are seeing people who have turned their lives over to perverted sex, spending most of their money on Internet pornography sites and most of their time there too, even as their marriages and their lives crumble around them!! 

Deut. 28:30 " Thou shalt betroth a wife, and another man shall lie with her: ..."

Deut. 28:28  "The LORD shall smite thee with madness, and blindness, and astonishment of heart."

We are seeing gambling to the maximum in the U.S. as more and more people "play the lottery" which covers just about all of the country now! 

Deut. 28:29  " ... and thou shalt not prosper in thy ways: and thou shalt be only oppressed and spoiled evermore, and no man shall save thee."

We are seeing the use of drugs increase exponentially, even as the government tells us that they are winning the "war on drugs". We are seeing lives literally dissolve from the use of heroine, cocaine, meth, and other powerful drugs. We see people graduating from marijuana into harder drugs because people want to "find themselves" by manipulating their minds with drugs. 

1Co 6:19  "What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost (Holy Spirit) which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?"

As you can see, the world, and America in particular, is in deep trouble

But I must tell you, America's troubles, on those of the english speaking nations around us, IS JUST BEGINNING!!!! We have allowed  people into our land who don't have the 'spirit' of America, but bring their own allegiance into this country. The Bible calls them "Strangers"! We are seeing that with the illegal immigration over our southern border as those in Mexico seek to gain riches out of America but are not willing to pledge allegiance to her!!

The Bible tells us about that!

Deut. 28:43  "The stranger that is within thee shall get up above thee very high; and thou shalt come down very low.
44  He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt not lend to him: he shall be the head, and thou shalt be the tail.
45 ¶  Moreover all these curses shall come upon thee, and shall pursue thee, and overtake thee, till thou be destroyed; because thou hearkenedst not unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which he commanded thee:"

WHAT ARE THE REASONS BEHIND IT?

For every effect there is a cause! Every one of these effects I have mentioned above have a cause! But what are they? America was founded upon Judeo-Christian principles. You can read what I think about those principles in the article, "Was America Founded Upon Judeo-Christianity?" It gives the rundown on those principles and shows their relationship to the original principles established by Jesus the Christ! 

As we look at the world, we see, literally, millions of people claiming to be Christians! They go to church faithfully and do good to their neighbors, community and country. They visit the sick, the elderly, and the widows and spend much time cooking or cleaning for those who are unable to do so. 

How does this count in their favor?

Is God pleased with all these people who are spending so much time doing good? How does God look at this world, and in particular how does God look at this country? How does God see these people who call themselves Christian? 

In one of the most memorized verses in the Bible, God tells us what He thinks about the world.

John 3:16 "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."

CAUSE AND EFFECT

What I MUST also tell you is that God has established a set of LAWS which govern everything on this earth. Those laws create an effect for every cause. If someone breaks one of God's laws, that law will automatically come into effect and punish the law breaker! 

For instance, if one jumps from a high building or cliff, the law of gravity will punish that person with great injury or death! If one eats the so-called foods that God has decreed not to be eaten, that person will begin to have poor health. And if that person continues to eat those things, he will eventually die! 

If a person commits adultery, events could work out where that could lead to death at the hands of the offended spouse. At the very least, their family will suffer and very probably be destroyed because of this illicit sexual adventure. 

Whether or not everyone realizes it, the societies of this world are built upon the principle of family. Family is what holds this world together, and as we see rampant licentiousness and as immorality abounds, the societies of this world decend ever deeper into a morass of confusion that can only lead to destruction! 

There is a scripture in the book of Revelation that pretty well covers this world's societies as I see it. That scripture is in Revelation 12:9

"And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him." 

Yes, Satan has deceived this whole world except for a few God is calling out of this society to help Him set up the Kingdom of God on this earth when He returns.

Rev. 11:15 "And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever."

God says to all you "Christians" out there who are just giving Him "lip service" .....

Mt 15:8  This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.

Mr 7:6  He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.

GOD WANTS TO KNOW THIS ...

Lu 6:46  And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?

Are YOU one of those who "do not the things" (He) says? If so, I've GOT SOME BAD NEWS FOR YOU!!

Mat. 7:21 "Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

Mat. 7:22 "Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
23  And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity."

Because of the rebellion and lawlessness (sins) of the descendants of Jacob (renamed Israel by God), there will come a time of trouble upon the world (called the time of Jacob's trouble) so great that only  the return of Jesus the Christ will cut short the destruction of mankind!!!!

However ..........

I'VE ALSO GOT GOOD NEWS FOR THOSE WHO WILL DO THOSE THINGS WHICH JESUS SAYS!!!!

Read that Good News Here >>


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