"We see, in many a land, the proudest dynasties and tyrannies still crushing, with their mountain weight, every free motion of the Consciences and hearts of men. We see, on the other hand, the truest heroism for the right and the greatest devotion to the Truth in hearts that God has touched. We have a work to do, as great as our forefathers and, perhaps, far greater. The enemies of Truth are more numerous and subtle than ever and the needs of the Church are greater than at any preceding time. If we are not debtors to the present, then men were never debtors to their age and their time. Brethren, we are debtors to the hour in which we live. Oh, that we might stamp it with Truth and that God might help us to impress upon its wings some proof that it has not flown by neglected and unheeded." -- C.H. Spurgeon . . . "If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." John 8:31, 32 . . . . .


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Thursday, May 30, 2024


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15 SUBJECTS of Last Days Prophecy (Eschatology):

1) Israel, Jerusalem, Temple
2) Gog, Magog, Invasion into the Middle East (Russia, Iran & Allies)
3) ‘Revived’ Roman EmpireEuropean Union, Mediterranean Union
4) One World GovtMark of the Beast
5) One World Religion – “”
6) One World Economy – ““
7) One World Leader – the Beast of Revelation
8) The Kings of the East
9) Signs of the Times: “Birth Pangs” MATT 24:8 – the sign to indicate the LORD’s coming are all of these events happening with increasing greater intensity and frequency – like a woman going into labor, giving birth to a baby:
    a) Wars and Rumors of wars: nation against nation, kingdom against kingdom
    b) Pestilences (diseases, infestations)
    c) Earthquakes [seismos – earthquakes, or tempests (storms)] in various places and
        other forms of nature’s violence
    d) Famines
    e) Worldwide persecution ofthe saints.
10) false Christs, false prophets, false teachers (New Age, New Apostolic Reformation, Charismatic Movement)
11) False church – Mystery Babylon, apostasy: falling away from the faith (1 TIM 4:1)
12) Increasing knowledge: science, technology as well as mysticism and the occult
13) Spirit of deception – both in the world, and the church.
14) The Rapture of the Church - Bema Seat Judgment, Lamb’s Wedding Feast
15) The Day of the LORD: Great Tribulation, The Second Coming/Return of the King, and the Millennial Kingdom and Judgment Day.


From the Jewish perspective: The center of the world is Israel; and the center of Israel is Jerusalem. The center of Jerusalem is the Temple; and the center of the Temple is the Holy of Holies and the Ark of the Covenant. GOD holds very much the same view of the land and the city: He calls it “My land” in many verses like: JOEL 3:2. The LORD loves and guards Jerusalem (PSA 125:2)

PSALM 2; GEN 13; PSALM 105:9-10 are all associated with Zion, the land promised to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and the Twelve Tribes of Israel by covenant.

'See, I have set the land before you; go in and possess the land which the LORD swore to your fathers-to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give to them and their descendants after them.'

JEREMIAH 32:41-42
41 'Yes, I will rejoice over them to do them good, and I will assuredly plant them in this land, with all My heart and with all My soul.' 42 "For thus says the LORD: 'Just as I have brought all this great calamity on this people, so I will bring on them all the good that I have promised them.

AMOS 9:14-15
14 I will bring back the captives of My people Israel; they shall build the waste cities and inhabit them; They shall plant vineyards and drink wine from them; they shall also make gardens and eat fruit from them. 15 I will plant them in their land, And no longer shall they be pulled up from the land I have given them," says the LORD your God

Red Heifers are a hot topic in the news these days because according to NUMBERS 19, the Temple cannot be entered into by Levitical priests of the house of Aaron to perform ceremonies and sacrifices, until the Temple is sanctified with the ashes of the red heifer. In all of Jewish history only 9 red heifers were needed to produce sufficient ashes to sanctify the Temple over the centuries.

Five red heifers have been shipped from Texas to Israel in 2022; to date all are still eligible for sacrifice! It’s the hope of the rabbinical council of Jerusalem that a legitimate sacrifice is made on the Mount of Olives and the needed ashes produced. They don’t believe that the Temple is required for this to take place, but the Temple cannot be officially used until it’s been sanctified.

The time of this sacrifice could happen at any time, all the way up to ‘Shavuot’ (Feast of Weeks or Pentecost) on JUNE 10th of this year (15 days from today)!

Would this sacrifice encourage the Jews to rebuild their Temple? Many Jewish scholars say yes! The leaders of the Hamas agree. They claim this was the reason for their attack in Israel on OCTOBER 7th, 2023, where 1,200 Jews were killed along with 35 US citizens.

Is Israel ready to build their Temple?

In 1987 the Temple Institute was established to study Torah and based on their study, they have built the implements, furnishings and priestly accoutrements for the purpose of officiating in a new, rebuilt third temple somewhere on the Temple Mount (understand, this area is about 37 acres or 150,000 sq. feet). Since the Institute’s founding, the orthodox governing body of the Sanhedrin has been reinstituted and will be instrumental in the process of building the Temple.

While the world at large, to say nothing of Islamic nations strongly protest any Jewish presence in Jerusalem, and most especially the Temple Mount, the drive among orthodox Jews is only getting more determined to see a Temple on the site that now holds the Dome of the Rock mosque and the Al Aqsa mosque. No power on Earth will be able to destroy Jerusalem, GOD’s “City of Peace”. Those who try will only end up hurting themselves (ZECH 12:3)!

In 1927 British archeologist Robert Hamilton discovered what could only be a Jewish mikveh (a ritual pool used for purification) underneath the Al Aqsa mosque, proving that a Jewish presence did exist long before the Muslim structures were built.

Scripture states that the antichrist will be directly responsible for the Jews covenant being enforced:

Then he [the antichrist] shall confirm a covenant with many [the Jews] for one week [shavuah: a week of 7 years]; But in the middle of the week [3.5 yrs.] he shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering.

What I find intriguing is that we normally think of the Beast rising up out of Europe – what Bible scholars have called Revived Roman Empire, which also included Eastern Europe and a significant portion of the Middle East and the coastal northern countries of Africa.

The European Union only encompasses about half of this. Yet a proposed and partially active political entity called the Mediterranean Union will have borders not exact, but consistent with those of the ancient Roman Empire. And guess what nation will be included in this newly formed Union along with many Islamic nations? ISRAEL!

So it makes sense that the antichrist will have influence in these matters between a world hostile against Israel and the Jewish nation that will accept this man who comes “in his own name”, claiming him to be the Messiah. (“in his own name” (JOHN 5:43))

Over the years I have heard rumors that the Temple has been “pre-fabbed” and is hidden at a secret location. When the Jews took back Jerusalem, many were pushing to take the Temple Mount back as well. The ruling party decided that they will have enough on their plate just getting the nation running. “The Temple Mount can wait” they said. “We’ll take it back when we’re ready!”

Once ready, they can bring in the sections of the Temple, put it together like a giant jigsaw puzzle and in no time, have their Temple “reassembled” – that’s the word I read in an article from The Temple Institute’s website!

There are people who assume we are in the time of tribulation now; that the seven seals are beginning to be opened. Yet in the very first seal broken by the Kinsman Goel of Israel, the LORD Jesus Christ, Who is also the Avenger of Blood for Israel, we see this man riding on a white horse, with a crown (stephanos) going forth to conquer.

Yet the antichrist, or “the Beast” has to be revealed first before he comes into power; he has to be in power first before he can use his authority to confirm [enforce] the covenant with Israel and the Temple, he has to possess this authority and the Temple has to be built before he can desecrate it and at the same time, place his image in the Temple and demand to be worshiped and enforce policy regarding his mark 666.

So any talk about the COVID 19 vaccine being the “mark of the beast” is wrong. I think that whole thing was a global social experiment, to condition people towards a “herd mentality” and follow orders, make the pliable for the day when they will have to wear, not a mask, but the mark! Besides the fact, there is some evidence that this so-called vaccine alters human DNA, and that can’t be a good thing!


Our last Prophecy Update took place in OCT of ’23. At that time we discussed some of the roots of the Russian people. Josephus, the Jewish historian identified the people of that region with the Scythians, a barbaric nomadic tribe proficient with horses and archery. The territory that the Scythians held covered all of what we know today as Russia, Ukraine, all the way to the Great Wall of China aka the Ramparts of Magog.

Russians and Ukrainians share a common ancestry, and so it would seem logical that Russia would want to reunite with Ukraine (forcibly it seems) and that would fit in with the prophetic narrative.

In EZEKIEL 38, we see a list of allies that join Magog, and chief among them is Persia, which is actually the Greek term for that region. In 1935 Persia was renamed Iran. Persia is listed first on this list (EZEK 38:5). Typically whenever a list of nations is given in ancient writings, the most prominent is listed first.
While Russia has her allies, among them China, Syria, Turkey, N. Korea, and Libya, the one we are hearing about a lot, the most prominent of them is in fact, Iran (which controls Syria and Lebanon; the financier of Hamas, Hezbollah and pockets of terrorist “sleeper cells” assigned all around the world who are just waiting for a phone call to commence a reign of terror among the nations, particularly the USA which traditionally, for all appearances had been an ally to Israel).

For the past several years Russia and China have engaged in joint military exercises (“war games”) and in every exercise, the USA has been a primary target along with Middle East and Taiwan (think of all the oil in the Middle East and other valuable resources amounting in billions of dollars! EZEK 38 & 39). What could trigger Russia? Israel getting fed up with Iran’s attacks through Syria and them taking out the oldest city in the world that has never been wasted completely: Damascus (ISA 17) with a nuke!

The “Road Map for Military Cooperation” is a pact between Russia and China effective 2021-2025. More recently Iran has joined them as they conduct exercises in the Gulf of Oman. On the other side of this, the USA along with 13 NATO members, including new member Sweden are all involved in the exercises called “Steadfast Defender 24” (this includes 90,000 US troops). So the Mediterranean Sea and the Middle East are potential powder kegs that only needs a spark to explode our planet into a WW 3.

Iran is in troubling times with some of their leaders dying in helicopter crashes, others dying of cancer, others actually being assassinated! The government is in upheaval with leaders grabbing power.

When these very powerful Iranian leaders died, the people of Iran rejoiced! There was celebration in the streets! The people hate their corrupt government and have a favorable view of Israel or at least an indifferent attitude. There has also been a revival among Iranians for the last 10 years as social media and the Net allows them access to Bibles and biblical resources! The government in the last 6 months has cracked down on their access so many Christians and especially new believers are vulnerable, not being able to find biblical teaching! Pray for these souls!

Throughout history whenever a nation was in crisis, falling into a state of weakness, there have been “strong men” appearing out of obscurity, men of charisma and intellect, who exert power and attract people who see them as natural born leaders. Hitler was such a man who brought Germany out of chaos, financial disaster, a weak military and led them to such victory in war that they conquered Europe!

Iran has candidates of such “strong men” who could rise up and seize power with radical ideas that would spell nuclear doom for Israel. Look for such a charismatic leader who will restore the reputation of Iran. One such man could be an Islamic cleric Alireza Arafi, 67 yrs. old, head of the Al-Mustafa Intl University.

Iran is developing high grade uranium which is necessary in order to develop a nuclear missile. Remember, Israel is not much bigger than New Jersey: how many nuclear missiles would it take to ruin the Jewish nation? Just one!

At the same time, Iran has recently faced military confrontations with other nations like Pakistan and have come up on the losing side. They are appearing weak; not feared as they once were!

In April of this year Iran sent 170 drones, 30 cruise missiles, and 110 ballistic missiles over 620 miles to Israel and of all those weapons only a small number of them actually made it into the nation and caused only superficial damage. Iran-backed Hezbollah in Lebanon also fired two barrages of missiles at an Israeli military base in the Golan Heights, but 99% of the incoming barrage was intercepted.

For this and many other reasons, Israel has developed a powerful high energy laser weapon that will keep the nation safe. It’s called "Iron Beam” and will be greatly cost effective, not nearly as expensive as producing and firing missiles.
Keep Israel in prayer because Satan is using the nations, as well as the United Nations as his weapons to destroy them! They can’t succeed – and why? Because GOD is keeping Israel!

ZECHARIAH 12:2-3, 8-9
2 "Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling to all the surrounding peoples, when they lay siege against Judah and Jerusalem. 3 "And it shall happen in that day that I will make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all peoples; all who would heave it away will surely be cut in pieces, though all nations of the earth are gathered against it.
8 "In that day the LORD will defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; the one who is feeble among them in that day shall be like David, and the house of David shall be like God, like the Angel of the LORD before them. 9 "It shall be in that day that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.

I am more concerned about America, because more and more we are taking a position against Israel. Egypt was against Israel under Pharaoh; Rome was against Israel under Caesar – and where are they now? No longer a world power but brought down into the dust! America – beware!


The European Common Market, which became the European Union was started by uniting the industries of steel and coal among France, W. Germany, Belgium and Italy.
Now on a global scale, the powers that be (World Economic Forum [WEF], International Monetary Fund [IMF], The Club of Rome, Trilateral Commission and others) are working to unite Earth’s economies with the end goal of doing away with cash altogether, bring down national currencies, establish and control a global currency which would ruin the sovereignty of independent nations.

Due to the CVD 19 Plandemic, many small and medium-sized businesses folded up, forcing more workers to find employment among national and international corporations, thus bringing greater control over the masses.

The WEF is making plans to bring every one of the middle class down to the poverty level by “sharing the wealth” with the “have-nots” (poorer people are easier to control) By restricting people’s ability to be productive in favor of “saving the environment”, something that will be enforced through AGENDA 2030, (itself based on AGENDA 21 (ratified in 1992 by the UN). Both the USA and China have signed 2030 along with over 190 other countries. But what will also be controlled are utilities (electric, gas, water) and food supply. Hungry and vulnerable people are also easier to control.

AGENDA 2030 sounds nice on paper, until you learn what the writers of this document meant by what they wrote! Essentially it’s all about global control – a set up for when the Beast arrives and the “ten kings give their power to [him]” (REV 17:12-13). If the writers of 2030 are accurate and truthful, then we have 5 ½ years before this goes into action.

I believe those ten kings are representative of a world government which we could live to see in our lifetime. The World Constitution and Parliament Association (WCPA) is an NGO of the United Nations and they have developed a world constitution where the globe is divided up into 10 regions, each led by a globalist appointed regional governor.


~ A United Methodist Senior Pastor has gone on record from the pulpit that when it comes to conduct and ministry in the church, these things are based on conscience (what one personally believes to be right) and one’s own personal interpretation of Scripture.

He wrongly divides the Word of GOD to support his view that “Everyone is selective where Scripture is concerned” so that one’s opinion of what’s important in the Bible and what isn’t important is the guiding principle for how individuals view the Bible.

He then asserts his belief that marrying two persons of the same gender is just as acceptable as marrying two people who live together, or marrying two persons who were both divorced. He sees no difference in any of these situations.

When he concluded, he said that Jesus was all about love, mercy and grace, and while the LORD Jesus is indeed about those, He is also about truth and holiness, and as we all know, without holiness no one will see the LORD (HEB 12:14). “…grace AND truth came by Jesus Christ.” JOHN 1:17b

We obtain holiness positionally by receiving Christ’s salvation by faith. Christ’s righteousness is granted to us by grace, and we grow in righteousness in a practical sense, as well as holiness.

When this Senior Pastor finished speaking, his congregation applauded loud and long, obviously approving of his message. Same Sex marriages have been accepted by our government for over fifteen years now. We know the primary purpose of sex is to build a bond between husband and wife, as well as to produce children and create a family.

~ Marriage, children, family are all ordained of GOD as is the sanctity of life.

Yet something else that’s being accepted in the church, that some churches even consider a sacrament and a ministry to women is abortion. They don’t even like calling it abortion, but rather ‘fetal arrest’ or ‘elective termination’.

It’s certainly a serious sign of judgment on any nation when the conscience is so seared and so extremely insensitive that people don’t even recognize the murder of preborn babies as something offensive, bad and sinful! Americais under judgment!

Even mothers of the animal kingdom will throw themselves in front of a predator to distract them from their young, sacrificing their own lives to save them.
But as the Scripture says of the last days, people… even mothers will be “Without natural affection” (2 TIM 3:3).
Homework: check out ISA 1:3-15; 5:20-23; ROM 1:18-32 and 2 TIM 3:1-9 for homework and see if this doesn’t sound like America today!

~ There are so-called Christian companies and churches that have created and endorse “Spirit Boards” or “Angel Boards” that would never dream of promoting Ouija boards, but if you’re using a Ouija style board to communicate with angels (no one in the Bible EVER initiated a conversation with an angel!) then you’re seeking the wrong kind of angel!

Destiny Cards are the same thing: not calling them Tarot cards doesn’t sanctify these things! They are cards used, supposedly under the guidance of the Holy Spirit to reveal your personal future! Well, no doubt there is a spirit that can guide the ordering of those cards, but it isn’t the Holy Spirit!

The church today embraces yoga, transcendental meditation – both of those straight out of Hinduism, but if that’s too blatant, there is always contemplative prayer and spiritual formation – which is exactly the same kind of thing, just done up with a Christian veneer.

What if you want to take a personality test in order to determine who you really are, and thus, what sort of ministry you would be good at?
You can have an Enneagram Reading to find out – the problem is, that this system is based on occult mysticism! But it’s the latest rage among too many churches today.

Let the Word of GOD reveal your future in Christ, and who it is that He had made you to be in Christ!

Do you see how the occult, Eastern religion and false doctrines have infested the church?

Physiologically when a body is so weak that it can’t fight off infection, that’s a strong indication that such a body is terminally ill and ready to die!
If the body of Christ is losing its discernment and its knowledge of the truth so that it can’t recognize false doctrine, false religious practices and just plain evil, that is a very serious spiritual condition!

Such a condition is already rampant among almost all of the denominations and too, too many pseudo-evangelical churches and is aligning with what’s known today as “the Progressive Church Movement” which itself is just another name for “the Emergent Church Movement” both of which are a prelude to Babylon, the Mother of Harlots, the false church that will worship the antichrist!

~ Alice Baily stated that her school of mysticism: The Theosophical Society will infiltrate the highest offices of the Christian denominations and bring them into alignment with New Age spirituality which will welcome “the World Teacher” the one we know as the Beast of Revelation!

~ The Illuminatiam The First Testament of the Illuminati book that was published on January 1, 2014, and is a revelation of the mystical knowledge accumulated over the thousands of years by various secret orders and esoteric societies that are all about the occult. Now, the word “occult” means hidden. In this case, the mystical knowledge of the ages that has been kept secret by these secret orders and societies.

Why did the authorities of this society decide to publish this book? Because they declared that when the One who is coming is about to be revealed, only then will they share their secret knowledge with the world in preparation for his arrival.

As you and I know, our society is riddled with occult knowledge, beliefs and even practices.

5) “…all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.” (MATT 24:6)

~ Wars & Rumors of wars: nation against nation, kingdom against kingdom

Understand that “nation” and “kingdom” don’t necessarily mean the same thing. “kingdom” is a political entity – a war fought between opposing governments. The word for “nation” is ethnos, or ethnicity, and could indicate racial tensions and riots, wars among ethnic groups.

There are a lot of think tanks who watch the political, economic and social trends in the world and most of them indicate that WW 3 is nearly upon us. Some even say it’s already begun. There are certainly all kinds of wars that occurred in the 20th and now the 21st centuries.
There were six primary wars in the 20th century, but hundreds of smaller conflicts throughout the world that resulted in 187 million deaths globally with only about 268 years total of non-stop peace worldwide compared with 3,400 years of conflict (about 8%).

Today with the world’s oil resources drying up, with the exception of the Middle East, and particularly Israel, the temptation to seize these resources by the strongest kid on the block could ignite a very precarious, off-balance world into an all-out conflict; like a row of dominos where the first one to get knocked over is in Israel.

Will the people weary of a war-torn world embrace a man of peace whose genius will find peaceful solutions that none other could?

~ Pestilences (diseases, infestations): AIDS, EBOLA, CORONA VIRUS 19 there is good reason to believe that these were genetically engineered for special purposes. In labs mutated viruses are routinely created, and who knows what’s going on behind their closed doors?

What we do know is that even common viruses are becoming immune to the standard treatment of antibiotics. What would it take to stop a super-virus if it were unleashed on the public? Think about how the entire world was shut down because of something that was classified by the CDC as “a cold virus”.

If the media could cause such fear using a virus that had a 98% recovery rate for the person of average age and nominal health, then what about a genetically spliced horror like AIDS piggybacking on Tuberculosis? That would mean that AIDS could be transmitted not by bodily fluids alone, but also coughing into the air, and could be breathed into the lungs, into the blood stream!

As with wars and pestilences, we can expect to see more severe earthquakes and storms (seismos in the Greek can mean either of these) as the end approaches, as well as:

~ Worldwide persecution of the saints

According to Open Doors ministry, About 80% of Christians in Africa are suffering increasing forms of persecution, 97% of Asia: N. Korea retakes the No.1 spot for the most brutal persecution with various Muslim nations trailing just behind them. If you’re caught with a Bible in Saudi Arabia, whether you’re a national or foreigner, makes no difference, you are executed by being whipped until dead. India has suffered a sharp increase in persecution with government endorsement.

We’ve seen increased persecution of Christians in Canada – only about 28% of Canadians attend service even on a monthly basis, and these are ostracized to a large degree by non-religious or atheist Canadians.

During COVID Plandemic Canadian Christian pastors who refused to close down their churches faced prison sentences without due process of law, and with no indication of when they’d be released.

This last November in Glendale, AZ. 26 year old Hans Schmidt was shot in the head for street preaching which he did regularly. It took this man, a husband and father of two more than two months to recover. Today he is back in church serving the LORD.

The bottom line: The powers that be want to dominate and control this fallen world – and they can have this sinking ship of a cursed planet! I’m looking forward to the eternal Kingdom where there is a New Earth, a New Heavens, and a New Jerusalem; where Satan is roasting in the lake of fire, the wicked leaders of the world are put away, sin and evil are no more and humble saints of GOD are raised up to rule and reign with Christ Jesus our LORD on Earth forever and ever!
Until then, let your light shine before others that they may see your good works and glorify GOD in heaven – or persecute you for righteousness sake!

Even so, come quickly LORD Jesus!

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